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WHO Urges Asian Nations To Halve Traffic Accident-Related Deaths By 2020

VOA News: WHO Presses Asian Countries to Cut Road Deaths in Half “The World Health Organization (WHO) is pressing Asian countries to cut their road death and injury toll in half by 2020. A 2015 study from Chalmers Technical University in Goteborg, Sweden, covering 24 Asian countries encompassing 56 percent…

U.K. Chancellor To Urge Global Action On Antimicrobial Resistance At IMF Expert Panel Meeting

The Guardian: Antimicrobial resistance a ‘greater threat than cancer by 2050’ “Antimicrobial resistance to antibiotics will present a greater danger to humankind than cancer by the middle of the century unless world leaders agree international action to tackle the threat, according to George Osborne. The British chancellor will tell a…

‘More Holistic Conceptualization’ Needed To Address Global Malnutrition

Medical Journal of Australia: Rethinking malnutrition, and its solutions Alessandro Demaio, medical doctor and co-founder of NCDFREE “…[A] double burden of malnutrition describes a coexistence of both undernutrition, including wasting, growth stunting, and deficiencies in micronutrients (including iron, folate, and vitamin A), with overweight and obesity — and resulting nutrition-related…

Preventing Childhood Injuries In LMICs Requires Reliable Data, Global Support

Global Health NOW: Child Injury Data and Advocacy Needed Adnan A. Hyder, professor of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, director of the International Injury Research Unit and the Health Systems Program, and associate director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics “…While high-income countries have…

Bloomberg Examines Global Rise In Obesity, Efforts To Reverse Trend

Bloomberg: The World Is Getting Fatter and No One Knows How to Stop It “…Economic forces are conspiring to cause the great global weight gain. Countries grow wealthier and increase consumption. People move from rural areas to cities, where they have ready access to inexpensive, processed foods. Machines do work…

Using ‘Cleaner, More Efficient’ Cookstoves Can Improve Global Health

Huffington Post: Five Ways Clean Cooking Improves Health Radha Muthiah, CEO of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves “…Cooking over open fires and smoky stoves … leads to a wide range of noncommunicable diseases, such as pneumonia, lung cancer, and cardiovascular disease. The good news is it doesn’t have to…

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