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Global Health Community Holds Mixed Feelings About High-Level Meeting On NCDs

Devex: High-level meeting on NCDs holds promise, and pitfalls “Ever since the World Health Organization last year announced plans to create an independent high-level commission on noncommunicable diseases, the global health community has been waiting to learn more. Last week, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus released the full composition of the…

WHO Announces New High-Level Commission On NCDs

WHO: World leaders join new drive to beat noncommunicable diseases “WHO is announcing … a new high-level commission, comprised of heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and development, and entrepreneurs. The group will propose bold and innovative solutions to accelerate prevention and control of the leading killers on…

Controversy Surrounds Tobacco Industry-Supported Research Grant Money

Science: Big tobacco’s offer: $1 billion for research. Should scientists take it? “…Accepting tobacco money for research was widely seen as acceptable until the 1990s. But revelations about the way the industry hid data on the risks of smoking from the public and used science to sow confusion and doubt…

IARC Defends Finding Glyphosate ‘Probably Carcinogenic’ In Statements Presented In U.S. House Hearing

E&E News/Science: WHO rebuts House committee criticisms about glyphosate cancer warning “The World Health Organization’s (WHO) cancer agency is firmly defending its finding that a widely used herbicide is ‘probably carcinogenic’ despite reports cited by key House lawmakers. The International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC’s) unwavering stance was publicly…

Republican House Committee Chair Questions U.S. Funding Of IARC Over Agency’s Finding Glyphosate Qualifies As Probable Carcinogen

Associated Press: GOP lawmakers take aim at WHO agency over Roundup ingredient “Republican lawmakers are threatening to cut off U.S. funding for the World Health Organization’s cancer research program over its finding that the active ingredient in the herbicide Roundup is probably carcinogenic to humans. House Science Committee Chairman Lamar…

More News In Global Health

CIDRAP News: Host of unregulated antibiotics sold in India, study says (Dall, 2/5). Devex: Despite efforts to train health professionals, Malawi’s government isn’t hiring (Jerving, 2/6). Intellectual Property Watch: Medicines Innovation And Access: Swiss Stimulate New Thinking (Saez, 2/6). NPR: It’s A Miracle: Teenagers Take Out The Trash (Gharib, 2/6).…

Focus On ‘Better Nutrition’ Needed To Improve Global Malnutrition, Food Security

Project Syndicate: Putting Nutrition Back on the Menu Eduardo Nilson, vice coordinator of food and nutrition at Brazil’s Ministry of Health “…[W]ith obesity and diet-related diseases on the rise, and hunger and malnutrition affecting more people than ever before, scientists are focusing not only on how to feed the planet,…

Open Letter To Global Fund Criticizing Partnership With Heineken Expresses Concern Over Impact On Alcohol Policy Implementation In Africa

The Guardian: Not remotely refreshing: global health fund criticized over Heineken alliance “A global health fund has come under severe criticism over its decision to partner with Heineken, a move campaigners warn will ‘undermine and subvert’ alcohol policy implementation in Africa. In an open letter to the Global Fund to…

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