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Health Systems Strengthening In LMICs Vital To Address NCDs

Health Affairs Blog: The Fight Of A Lifetime: Health Systems And Chronic Diseases Mario Ottiglio, director of public affairs, communications, and global health policy at the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA), discusses the importance of health systems strengthening in low- and middle-income countries to address non-communicable diseases…

To Address NCDs In Developing Nations, International Community Can Leverage Existing Health Infrastructures Used To Treat, Prevent Infectious Diseases

Washington Post: If we really cared about saving lives in poor countries, we wouldn’t focus only on AIDS David J. Heller, internist and global health researcher “…We need to start paying attention [to noncommunicable diseases]. … Fortunately, there are proven, cost-effective ways for the United States and the global development…

1 In 4 Deaths Due To Environmental Factors, WHO Says

Media outlets discuss findings from a WHO report stating that an estimated 12.6 million people die each year due to unhealthy environmental conditions. Agence France-Presse: Environment behind nearly quarter of global deaths: WHO “One in four deaths worldwide are due to environmental factors like air, water, and soil pollution, as…

New South African Obesity Research Center Aims To Shed Light On Growing Problem

The Guardian: Rising to the nutrition challenge: South Africa’s new obesity research center “…[O]besity rates are on the rise [in South Africa], driven by increasingly sedentary lifestyles, a rise in disposable income and the popularity of cheap junk food. … But obesity has been somewhat overlooked as a health problem…

News Outlets Examine Global Health, R&D Aspects Of President’s FY17 Budget Request

The Atlantic: What Is the Point of Joe Biden’s Cancer ‘Moonshot’? “No one doubts the sincerity of Vice President Joe Biden’s ‘cancer moonshot’ initiative. But is the plan even really a ‘moonshot’? … Whether Biden can really do as much to break down the barriers between academic disciplines, between different…

CFR Expert Brief Discusses Tobacco Carve-Out In TPP

Council on Foreign Relations: TPP Tobacco Exception Proves the New Rule in Trade In this expert brief, Thomas J. Bollyky, senior fellow for global health, economics, and development, discusses the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, signed last week, and how the pact “is the first U.S. trade deal to exempt antismoking…

Coordinated Global Action Needed To Respond To Cancer

The Lancet: Tackling cancer: time for a global response Franco Cavalli, scientific director of the Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland and chair of the Scientific Committee of the European School of Oncology “…Huge efforts have … been made to encourage action on cancer in the global political agenda. … Despite…

U.S. Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Needs ‘Our Best Science, Imagination, Commitment, Focus’

Forbes: Cancer ‘Moonshot’ For Our Generation Bill Frist, former U.S. senator from Tennessee and chair of Hope Through Healing Hands, and Saketh R. Guntupalli, assistant professor of gynecologic oncology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine “The Obama administration announced on Monday that it hopes to spend a total…

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