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FT Health Discusses Themes From World Health Assembly Meeting, Features Interview With Former Global Fund Executive Director

FT Health: Funding the fight against disease The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses themes that emerged from this year’s World Health Assembly meeting, including the rising concern of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and global health resources. The newsletter also features an interview with Mark Dybul,…

Tobacco Production Causes Environmental Damage, Use Threatens Health, Development, WHO Says On World No Tobacco Day

Reuters: Big tobacco leaves huge ecological footprint — WHO “Tobacco growing is causing ‘massive harm’ to the environment through the extensive use of chemicals, energy, and water, and pollution from manufacturing and distribution, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday…” (Nebehay, 5/30). U.N. News Centre: Tobacco’s killer toxins also…

WHO Framework Convention On Tobacco Control Aims To Help Achieve SDGs By 2030

Huffington Post: A hazard to global development Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, head of secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) “…On May 30 in Geneva, the secretariat of the WHO [Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)] jointly launched a new paper with the U.N.…

70th World Health Assembly Reaches Decisions On Various Health Topics

WHO: Seventieth World Health Assembly update, 26 May 2017 “Today’s decisions at the World Health Assembly focused on implementation of the International Health Regulations, and improving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of sepsis…” (5/26). WHO: Seventieth World Health Assembly update, 29 May 2017 “Delegates at the World Health Assembly have…

WHO Policy Briefs Offer Actions To Reduce Risk Of Double Burden Of Malnutrition

PLOS Blog’s “Global Health”: New WHO policy briefs: common drivers and solutions to undernutrition and obesity Alessandro Demaio, medical officer in noncommunicable conditions and nutrition at the WHO, discusses two new WHO policy briefs on the double burden of malnutrition — defined as “the coexistence of undernutrition along with overweight, obesity,…

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