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Lessons Learned From Global Response To HIV/AIDS Could Help Inform TB, NCD Control Efforts

Project Syndicate: TB, NCDs, and the Lessons of HIV Elizabeth Radin, lecturer in epidemiology and technical director of the PHIA Project at ICAP at Columbia University; Miriam Rabkin, professor of medicine and epidemiology and director of Health Systems Strategies at ICAP; and Wafaa El-Sadr, professor of epidemiology and medicine and…

India Must Take Action To Address Air Pollution

Project Syndicate: India’s Deadly Air Shashi Tharoor, MP for the Indian National Congress and chair of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs “…The consequences [of air pollution in India] are alarming. Poor air quality is now costing India at least one percent of GDP every year in respiratory diseases, reduced…

Global Burden Of Disease 2017 Shows Worrying Trends In Health

The Guardian: Poor diet a factor in one-fifth of global deaths in 2017 — study “Almost 20 percent of deaths worldwide are attributable to an unhealthy diet, with high blood pressure and smoking completing the top three risk factors for reaching the grave, according to a new report on the…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Pakistan launches another vaccination drive against polio (11/12). Associated Press: Myanmar: Bangladesh set to start repatriating Rohingya (11/11). Devex: Taking a systems-change approach to ending NTDs (Cheney, 11/12). The Guardian: Woman who bore rapist’s baby faces 20 years in El Salvador jail (Lakhani, 11/12). The Guardian: ‘They see…

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Devex: Why almost no one in Nigeria is using HIV prevention drugs (Adepoju, 11/7). Devex: With less than 6 months to go, what are the plans for Bloomberg’s Data for Health? (Cornish, 11/7). The Guardian: Taxing red meat would save many lives, research shows (Carrington, 11/6). New York Times: In…

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CNN: Global skin cancer deaths rising for men, but not women, study says (Avramova, 11/5). Nature: Wellcome and Gates join bold European open-access plan (Van Noorden, 11/5). Newsweek: ‘Prophet’ Who Claimed To Discover HIV and Cancer Cure Secures Government Support for Clinical Trial (Brennan, 11/5). New York Times: Dogs Can…

PLOS Blog Post Features Interview Between Acting, Outgoing Heads Of GCM/NCD

PLOS Blogs’ “Global Health”: Moving forward together to accelerate action — all hands on deck! This post highlights an interview between Guy Fones, acting head and senior adviser at the WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (GCM/NCD), and Bente Mikkelsen, outgoing head of the…

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