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Public Health Agencies Must Respond To Co-Epidemics Of Diabetes, TB

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s “Global Health NOW”: Curbing Diabetes Vital to Controlling TB Sarabjit S. Chadha, project director at the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (The Union), Sharath B.N., faculty at ESI-Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science and Research in Bangalore, and Sachi Satapathy, technical…

Doctor Discusses Successes, Challenges Of Cervical Cancer Detection, Treatment In Zambia

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: HIV response in Zambia calls attention to cancer’s toll Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” highlights the comments of Kennedy Lishimpi, executive director of the Cancer Diseases Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia, at the Center for Strategic & International Studies on…

Colombia To End Herbicide Spraying In Coca Fields, Recognizing Health Concerns

NPR: Colombia Will End Coca Crop-Dusting, Citing Health Concerns “…Over the years, Colombian police planes have sprayed [coca] fields with a powerful weed killer. It’s part of a government program to destroy coca leaves, which are used to make cocaine. Since it began in 1994, the program has received more…

NCDs Represent Neglected Health Crisis Among Syrian Refugees, MSF Worker Says

SciDev.Net: New ways to treat the diseases killing Syrian refugees “…[Jon Gunnarsson of Médecins Sans Frontières], who works with refugees in Jordan, says that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) represent one of the most urgent yet underfunded health crises facing Syrian refugees displaced by the country’s civil war. There are 600,000 Syrian…

WHO Calls For E-Cigarette Regulation

News outlets report on the WHO’s call for stricter regulation of electronic cigarettes and bans on their use and advertising. The Guardian: U.N. agency calls for e-cigarette regulation “The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a long-awaited report on electronic cigarettes that calls for regulation of the devices and their…

WHO Releases First Global Report On Suicide

WHO: First WHO report on suicide prevention “More than 800,000 people die by suicide every year — around one person every 40 seconds, according to WHO’s first global report on suicide prevention, published today. Some 75 percent of suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries…” (9/4).