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Former World Leaders Call For Decriminalization Of Drugs, Drug Use

News outlets report on recommendations from the Global Commission on Drug Policy to decriminalize drugs and drug use. New York Times: Coalition Urges Nations to Decriminalize Drugs and Drug Use “A coalition of political figures from around the world, including Kofi Annan, the former United Nations secretary general, and several…

Blog Post Examines Report, Forum On Global Drug Policy

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Calling for a war on drugs ceasefire: A talk about harm reduction policies, and policy harm reductions… Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, discusses a recent report from the Global…

Higher Taxes, Greater Regulation Key To Curbing Tobacco ‘Epidemic,’ WHO Says

U.N. News Centre: Increased taxes, regulation key to fighting tobacco ‘epidemic,’ says U.N. health agency “The implementation of higher taxes on tobacco products and greater regulation for electronic cigarettes are among the decisions passed by a United Nations-backed conference amid comprehensive efforts to clamp down on the tobacco ‘epidemic’ and…

New Global Campaign Launched To Raise Awareness Of Stroke Among Women

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: October 29 is World Stroke Day Mary George, deputy associate director for science and senior medical officer in the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, writes, “On October 29, 2014, for World Stroke…

News Outlets Examine Cervical Cancer Screening In Developing Countries

News outlets report on cervical cancer screening in developing countries. Inter Press Service: Mozambique Tackles its Twin Burden of Cervical Cancer and HIV “…Cervical cancer is the most frequent cancer among Mozambican women aged 15-44, says [Amir Modan of the United Nations Population Fund in Maputo]. Health authorities are tackling…

Private Sector, NGOs Must Collaborate To Reduce Chronic Disease Burden

Devex: 5 smart ways for the private sector and NGOs to tackle chronic diseases together Jeff Sturchio, president & CEO of Rabin Martin “…The greatest contribution of health care companies to public health is and always will be the research and development of medicines and technologies to diagnose, prevent, treat,…

U.S., Cuba To Collaborate On Public Health Issues, Including Global Health Security, R&D

CNBC: U.S. announces health collaboration with Cuba; will coordinate on diseases, R&D “The United States said Monday it will collaborate with Cuba on health issues, the latest step in an historic rapprochement between the one-time bitter adversaries. An agreement between the U.S. and Cuba calls for ‘coordination across a broad…

WHO Appoints Former N.Y. Mayor Michael Bloomberg As Global Ambassador For NCDs

Associated Press: Michael Bloomberg Named World Health Organization Ambassador “Billionaire philanthropist and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has a new job — as global ambassador for the U.N. health agency with a mandate to help reduce deaths from prevalent diseases, traffic accidents, tobacco, alcohol, and obesity…” (Lederer, 8/17). Reuters:…

Global Registry, Reliable Statistics Critical To Accelerating Cancer Research

Forbes: The Developing World Needs A Cancer Moonshot Emily Munn, Forbes contributor “…[W]hat would a cancer moonshot for the rest of the world look like? … Right now, cancer statistics for many developing countries are not reliable for a number of reasons: These numbers aren’t counted regularly; indigenous people aren’t…

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