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Leaders Must Invest More In Health Workforce Training To Address NCDs, Report Says

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: To Tackle Noncommunicable Diseases, We Must Invest in Frontline Health Workers The IntraHealth International editorial team discusses The Case for Frontline Health Workers in Addressing Noncommunicable Diseases Globally, a new policy report by IntraHealth International, in partnership with the Medtronic Foundation. The report “advocates for leaders to…

CDC Increasingly Addressing Global Health Issues To Improve Domestic Medical Care, Safety

PRI: The CDC is stepping up in the global fight against infectious disease “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, is increasingly focused on health concerns outside the United States as the world becomes more interconnected. And its international mission goes well beyond fighting global infectious diseases…

Brain-Mapping Research Must Be Translated Into Tests, Treatments, WHO Says

Nature: Big brain projects urged to aid public health “Major brain-mapping projects have multiplied in recent years, as neuroscientists develop new technologies to decipher how the brain works. These initiatives focus on understanding the brain, but the World Health Organization (WHO) wants to ensure that they work to translate their…

New Tobacco Control Funding To Be Available For LMICs Through WHO Framework Collaboration

U.N. News Centre: New direct funding available for low- and middle-income countries to regulate tobacco — U.N. “New funding is now available to support tobacco control implementation for low- and middle-income countries through the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), currently the strongest global instrument to…

U.S., Cuba Look To Enhance Partnerships On Health Promotion, Protection, Research

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: The Promise of a Strong U.S.-Cuba Health Partnership Sylvia Mathews Burwell, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, discusses the new health partnership between the U.S. and Cuba, writing, “While … still at an early stage, it’s clear the United States and…

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