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NYT Examines Relationship Between Free Trade, Increased Obesity Rates In Mexico

New York Times: A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico’s Soaring Obesity “…[Some Mexicans] have become both consumers and participants in an extraordinary transformation of the country’s food system, one that has saddled them and millions of other Mexicans with diet-related illnesses. It is a seismic shift that some nutritionists say has…

NCD Community Can Learn From HIV Prevention, Treatment Strategies

Project Syndicate: AIDS, NCDs, and the ABCs of Organizing Kent Buse, chief of strategic policy directions at UNAIDS, and Laurel Sprague, executive director of the Global Network of People Living with HIV “…As global attention focuses on [noncommunicable diseases (NCD)] prevention, those seeking to control preventable illnesses should look to…

Sanofi Executive Discusses Importance Of Collaborative Partnerships To Addressing Global Health Challenges

Global Health Hub: Are partnerships the key to making critical progress in Global Health? Martin Bernhardt, head of global public affairs for Sanofi’s Global Business Unit “General Medicines & Emerging Markets,” discusses the role of partnerships in addressing global health challenges. Bernhardt writes, “More than ever before, governments, industry, civil…

U.S. House Committee Warns WHO’s IARC Funding Could Be Cut If Transparency Not Improved

Reuters: U.S. House committee ‘may reconsider’ WHO cancer agency funds “U.S. congressional committee members warned on Friday that Washington’s funding of the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency could be halted unless it is more open about its operations. In a letter to the France-based International Agency for Research on…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Zambia’s multipronged strategy for eliminating malaria (Jerving, 12/7). The Guardian: Children bear ‘disproportionate lethal impact’ of Syrian war, warns study (McVeigh, 12/7). Reuters: Indonesia fights ‘extraordinary’ diphtheria outbreak that has killed 32 (Kapoor, 12/7). WHO: Diphtheria is spreading fast in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (12/6). WHO: Dementia: number of people…

WHO Supports South Africa’s Decision To Pass Law Taxing Sugary Drinks

WHO: WHO commends South African parliament decision to pass tax bill on sugary drinks “The South African Parliament has taken a brave and powerful step towards promoting the health of the country’s citizens and reducing diet-related noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes, by passing a bill [on Tuesday] to implement…

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