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CDC Blog Post Highlights Hypertension Control Project, Cardiovascular Health In Barbados

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Transforming Hypertension Treatment in Barbados Kenneth Connell, preclinical deputy dean and faculty lecturer in clinical pharmacology at the University of the West Indies at the Medical Sciences Cave Hill Campus in Barbados, discusses the Standardized Hypertension Treatment and Prevention Project (SHTP) to improve hypertension control in…

CGD Blog Posts Examine Arguments For, Against Raising Tobacco Taxes

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog/Views from the Center”: Tobacco Taxes Need to Be a Much Bigger Part of the Fiscal Policy Discussion Masood Ahmed, president of CGD, discusses the effectiveness of tobacco taxes, describing how “the cost is very low relative to the revenues and fully justified…

FT Health Discusses Road Safety, Features Interview With Chelsea Clinton, Devi Sridhar

FT Health: Neglected global killer, Chelsea Clinton, fair drug pricing The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses global road safety and features an interview with “Chelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar, authors of Governing Global Health: who runs the world and why?” The newsletter also provides…

Global PPPs For Health Must Better Mainstream Gender, Analysis Concludes

Globalization and Health Journal: Gender blind? An analysis of global public-private partnerships for health Sarah Hawkes of the Institute for Global Health at University College London, Kent Buse of UNAIDS, and Anuj Kapilashrami of the Global Public Health Unit at the University of Edinburgh “identified 18 [Global Public Private Partnerships…

U.N.’s Global Road Safety Week Highlights Efforts To ‘Save Lives: Slow Down’

U.N. News Centre: ‘Save Lives: Slow Down,’ urges U.N. health agency ahead of Global Road Safety Week “Spotlighting the relationship between speeding and traffic fatalities — speeding contributes to one in three traffic deaths — the U.N. health agency, ahead of Global Road Safety Week, is urging countries to take…

WHO Examining Ways To Reduce Global Drug Prices, Improve Access To Treatments

Intellectual Property Watch: WHO Members Urged To Support Resolution Delinking Cancer Drug Prices From R&D Costs “A group of civil society organizations and health experts have sent a letter to delegates to this month’s annual World Health Assembly urging support for a study on the delinkage of the costs of…

May 2017 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

WHO: Bulletin of the World Health Organization The May 2017 WHO Bulletin includes editorials, news, and research and policy articles on various topics, including an editorial addressing tuberculosis and drug resistance, a research paper on equity in ownership of insecticide-treated bednets in sub-Saharan Africa, and a perspective piece on drug policy…

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