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Debate Arises Over Draft SDG On Reducing ‘Premature Mortality’

NPR: A New U.N. Health Goal Targets Folks 69 And Under. Ageism Or Realism? “…At least one SDG is turning out to be a bit controversial. This particular goal calls for a reduction in ‘premature mortality’ from non-communicable diseases like cancer, stroke, and dementia by half in people younger than…

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Lobbied Against Anti-Smoking Laws In LMICs, New Report Says

The Hill: Report: Chamber fought anti-smoking laws in low-income countries “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce targeted low- and middle-income countries in lobbying against anti-smoking regulations, according to a report health and safety groups unveiled Thursday. The report, ‘Blowing Smoke for Big Tobacco,’ from nine groups including the Campaign for Tobacco-Free…

Newsweek Examines Cervical Cancer Care, Treatment In Haiti

Newsweek: Haiti’s Cervical Cancer Epidemic “…By some counts, Haiti has the highest incidence of cervical cancer in the world. It kills nearly as many women there as all other cancers combined. Meanwhile, in North America it’s responsible for less than three percent of female cancer deaths…” (Wolford, 7/18).

India Setting Targets, Taking Actions To Reduce NCD Burden In Country

World Health Organization: India: first to adapt the Global Monitoring Framework on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) This feature discusses the impact of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in India and the country’s response. According to the piece, “…[T]he Government of India is taking immediate action and targeting the greatest risk factors contributing to…