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Addressing Breast Cancer Requires Global Efforts

The Hill: Breast cancer is not just a U.S. problem, but a global one Celina Schocken, CEO of Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, and Nancy G. Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen “…Breast cancer is the leading cause of women’s cancer deaths around the world. It is not a U.S. or…

Philippines President Duterte Expected To Sign Regulation Banning Smoking In Public Areas, Health Department Official Says

Agence France-Presse: Philippines’ Duterte to ban smoking in public “Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will this month ban smoking in public, the health department said on Wednesday, further strengthening some of the toughest tobacco regulation in Asia…” (10/12). Associated Press: The Philippine president’s next campaign: public smoking ban “…The department is…

Development Community Must Fully Engage Private Sector To Achieve SDG 3

Devex: Fully engaging the private sector in health systems development Ron Ashkin, team leader on the Private Sector Innovation Programme for Health “…How … do we get the commercial sector to embrace a pro-poor agenda? … The answer to sustainability is not in throwing more money into health care markets,…

Global Community Should Step Up Efforts To Address NCD Burden

Asia & The Pacific Policy Society’s “Policy Forum”: The global health threat hiding in the shadows Sam Byfield, senior honorary fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Nossal Institute for Global Health, discusses the lack of and need for global attention on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and writes, “The NCDs agenda needs…

NIH Officials To Discuss Funding Of WHO Cancer Agency With U.S. Lawmakers, Reuters Reports

Reuters: Exclusive: U.S. lawmakers to investigate funding of WHO cancer agency “Officials from the U.S. government’s health research agency are to be questioned by a congressional committee about why taxpayers are funding a World Health Organization cancer agency facing criticism over how it classifies carcinogens. An aide to the U.S.…

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