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2030 Development Agenda Should Include Reducing Global Cancer Burden

U.N. Dispatch: Getting Cancer on the Global Health Agenda In a guest post, Anees B. Chagpar, associate professor of surgery at Yale University, assistant director for global oncology at Yale Cancer Center, and director of the Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital, discusses the importance of reducing the global cancer…

Africa Holds 40 Of 50 Nations With Highest Traffic-Related Deaths, WHO Report Shows

The Economist: Road deaths in Africa: Worse than malaria “Road accidents are the leading cause of death among 15- to 29-year-olds globally, according to a report published by the World Health Organization on October 19th. Forty of the 50 countries with the highest road-death rates across all ages are in…

Michael Bloomberg Deplores Tobacco Industry Practices, Sales To Poor People Worldwide

Business Insider: Michael Bloomberg says big tobacco preys on the world’s poor “Michael Bloomberg laid into the cigarette industry at [the City Lab London conference] on Monday, saying that tobacco companies ‘deliberately go out every day and try to kill, for their own profits, the poor around the world’…” (Williams-Grut,…

Cancer Becoming Pandemic, But Measures Can Be Taken To Lower Risk

CNN: Most cancers in our world pandemic are preventable — here’s how Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society “The World Health Organization is sounding the alarm: cancer is rapidly becoming a global pandemic. … What’s behind the increase? Aging and growth of the world population, as…

Foreign Affairs Examines Past, Current Efforts To Improve Access To Medicines

Foreign Affairs: A Bitter Pill: Can the Access to Medicines Movement Score Another Victory? “…[I]t is clear that this broader coalition [of the group Fix the Patent Laws] cannot simply mimic [South Africa’s Treatment Action Campaign’s] successful struggle for access to AIDS medicines. … Privately, organizers worry that it will…

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