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Devex: 6 conversations you missed at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN (Rogers/Ravelo, 9/14). The Guardian: Affordable vaping for smokers in poor countries branded ‘a human rights issue’ (Austin, 9/14). The Guardian: ‘A lurking beast’: polio casts shadow over Papua New Guinea independence day (Martin/Lyons, 9/15). The Guardian: ‘She didn’t…

FT Health Discusses Cancer, Alternative Therapies, Features Interview With Dutch Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation President

FT Health: Cancer and quackery The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses crowdfunding cancer therapies, alternative therapies, and the WHO’s recent report on cancer rates worldwide. The issue also features an interview with Wilbert Bannenberg, president of the Dutch Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation, “on his plans…

Governments, NGOs, Others Should Heed Call To Couple NCD, Maternal Health Services

Devex: Opinion: Why diabetes in pregnancy should be on the agenda at U.N. meetings Katja Iversen, president and CEO of Women Deliver, and Leif Fenger Jensen, first managing director of the World Diabetes Foundation “…[M]any governments and health authorities have not yet made the prevention, screening, and treatment of diabetes…

KFF Updates Fact Sheet On U.S. Role In Global NCD Efforts

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Government and Global Non-Communicable Disease Efforts This updated fact sheet discusses U.S. government efforts on and funding for global non-communicable diseases (NCDs), global statistics related to NCDs, and international goals for NCDs (9/14).

Governments Must Act Urgently Against Climate Change

Washington Post: This is absolutely unacceptable Christiana Figueres, former executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change “…A recent World Health Organization report said that nine out of 10 people on the planet breathe dangerous air, and an estimated seven million premature deaths a year are caused by…

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Associated Press: Dozens of high fever deaths cause panic in northern India (Banerjee, 9/13). BBC News: Morocco bans forced marriage and sexual violence (9/12). Devex: What about women? The case for gendered NCD policies (Politzer, 9/13). Forbes: Landmark Commitments Will Be Made At The Global Climate Action Summit (Shukla, 9/12).…

Cancer Will Kill 9.6M People In 2018, WHO IARC Report Says, Shows Rising Rates Worldwide

Associated Press: U.N. cancer agency: 18 million new cancer cases this year “The World Health Organization’s cancer research arm estimated in a report released Wednesday that there will be about 18 million new cases of cancer globally this year and more than nine million deaths…” (Keaten, 9/12). CNN: Cancer will…

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