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Health Inequities Remain Problem In World’s Growing Urban Areas, U.N. Report Says

U.N. News Centre: U.N. report aims to equalize health conditions amidst exploding metro populations “…The ‘Global Report on Urban Health: Equitable, healthier cities for sustainable development,’ jointly released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.N. Human Settlements Programme (U.N.-Habitat), compares data on health from urbanites in almost 100…

More Overweight Than Underweight People Worldwide, Study Shows

Reuters: World’s obese population hits 641 million, global study finds “More than 640 million people globally now weigh in as obese and the world has more overweight than underweight people, according to an analysis of global trends in body mass index (BMI). … The study, published on Thursday in The…

Blog Post Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: Identifying people at-risk for TB, a device to aid IUD insertion, and vaccines against cancer Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights recent news in global health research, including a study in which scientists identified 16 genes that can be used to predict…

India Must Print Larger Cigarette Pack Health Warnings, WHO Urges

Reuters: WHO urges India to implement larger health warnings on cigarette packs “India must implement rules on printing larger health warnings on cigarette and other tobacco packs, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, days after a parliamentary panel called for reduction in the proposed warnings size to protect the…

Health Systems Strengthening In LMICs Vital To Address NCDs

Health Affairs Blog: The Fight Of A Lifetime: Health Systems And Chronic Diseases Mario Ottiglio, director of public affairs, communications, and global health policy at the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA), discusses the importance of health systems strengthening in low- and middle-income countries to address non-communicable diseases…

To Address NCDs In Developing Nations, International Community Can Leverage Existing Health Infrastructures Used To Treat, Prevent Infectious Diseases

Washington Post: If we really cared about saving lives in poor countries, we wouldn’t focus only on AIDS David J. Heller, internist and global health researcher “…We need to start paying attention [to noncommunicable diseases]. … Fortunately, there are proven, cost-effective ways for the United States and the global development…

1 In 4 Deaths Due To Environmental Factors, WHO Says

Media outlets discuss findings from a WHO report stating that an estimated 12.6 million people die each year due to unhealthy environmental conditions. Agence France-Presse: Environment behind nearly quarter of global deaths: WHO “One in four deaths worldwide are due to environmental factors like air, water, and soil pollution, as…

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