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Blog Post Examines Challenges To Addressing Breast Cancer In Haiti, Progress In Care

Humanosphere: In Haiti, breast cancer doesn’t need to be a death sentence Humanosphere journalist Lisa Nikolau discusses the challenges to addressing breast cancer in Haiti, citing fear, stigma, and a lack of support for patients. However, she notes progress, writing, “There’s no doubt that cancer care in Haiti has a…

June 2016 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The June 2016 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, research, and policy articles on various topics, including an editorial on ending the AIDS epidemic, a news article on mortality from noncommunicable diseases, a research article on the role of law in reducing tuberculosis transmission…

WHO Report On NCDs Shows Little Progress Since 2010

Devex: The NCDs fight awaits data, pushes need to change perceptions “The global fight toward the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases is not faring well — at least according to the latest World Health Organization report on countries’ progress against the nine voluntary targets member states adopted years ago…

69th World Health Assembly Approves Resolutions On Various Global Health Issues

WHO: Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly closes “The Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly closed [Saturday] after approving new resolutions on WHO’s Framework for Engagement with Non-State Actors; the Sustainable Development Goals; the International Health Regulations; tobacco control; road traffic deaths and injuries; nutrition; HIV, hepatitis and STIs; mycetoma; research and development; access…

CDC, WHO Discuss Efforts To Reduce Tobacco Use On World Day

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: World No Tobacco Day — Tobacco Surveillance in Barangay Looc, Province of Zambales, Philippines; Reflections on GTCB’s Worldwide Impact Edward Rainey, IT specialist and public health analyst with the CDC Foundation’s Office on Smoking and Health’s Global Tobacco Control Branch (GTCB), discusses U.S. efforts in the…

Global Life Expectancy Up 5 Years To 71.4 Years Since 2000, WHO Says

The Guardian: Global life expectancy increases to 71.4 years “Life expectancy across the globe has increased by five years since 2000, the fastest rise in lifespans since the 1960s, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Babies born in 2015 can expect to live to 71.4 years (73.8 years for…

Phasing Out Coal Power Would Slow Climate Change, Improve Public Health

BMJ Blogs: Nick Watts: Why the global health community is calling on the G7 to pull the plug on coal Nick Watts, director of the U.K. Health Alliance on Climate Change, discusses the impact of coal-fired power on public health, writing, “Health professionals from around the world have come together…

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