Approximately half to three quarters of adults ages 18 to 65 experienced headache last year, making headache disorders one of the most prevalent but under-treated health problems in the world, according to a report released Tuesday by the WHO, Xinhua reports (Deng, 5/4).
Non Communicable Disease/Chronic Disease
PEPFAR Annual Meeting:Â The meeting, taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa, this week,Â “provides a unique opportunity for us to reflect upon our achievements, work on solutions to solve the latest challenges, and identify the next steps to carry this momentum forward,” and “serves as a testament to the remarkable contributions of…
As many as one billion people could die of smoking-related illnesses this century if efforts to curb the practice are not implemented, a senior U.N. health official warned on Friday, the U.N. News Centre reports.
NCDs Are A Global Problem That Must Be Tackled Jake Marcus, a post-bachelor fellow at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, examines why non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have been a neglected part of global health careÂ in a New Republic opinion piece. “Part of the problem is the outdated worldview that…
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a “slow-moving catastrophe” that could overwhelm even the richest countries without action to address their underlying causes, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said at the First Global Ministerial Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Non-communicable Disease Control in Moscow on Thursday, the U.N. News Centre reports.
Rising food prices could force 64 million Asians into extreme poverty and damage the region’s economic growth this year, according to a report released on Tuesday from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Agence France-Presse reports (Morella, 4/26).
PSI Magazine Highlights: Two entries on the organization’s “Healthy Lives” blog provide a content preview of the May 2011 issue of “IMPACT: The Magazine of PSI.” PSI CEO Karl Hofmann interviews USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, who discusses howÂ the agencyÂ “is seeking to build self-sufficiency among aid recipients,” its “renewed focus on…
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Medical, Food Aid Continues To Flow Into Libya, Senior U.S. Officials Say Senior officials with the State Department and USAID during a briefing on Monday said an estimated 550,000 people have fled Libya since fighting began in February and the U.S. government continues to provide medical, food and other non-military…
“In the past 30 years, the U.S., the U.K. and many other parts of the industrialised world have experienced a fast-growing epidemic of obesity. The newer economies â€“ from the Gulf states to China â€“ have even more recently and rapidly observed a jump in the numbers of children and adults exceeding a healthy bodyweight. Brazil is no exception,” the Financial Times writes in a piece that examines how a growth in the percentage of the population who are overweight has imposed a greater burden on the country’s national health system and residents who must pay for many of their medications.
The first Africa Regional Ministerial Consultation on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) wrapped up in Congo’s capital city Brazzaville on Wednesday with African health ministers adopting a declaration of commitment to tackle NCDs, PANA/Afrique en ligne reports (4/9).