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Global Health NOW Series Examines Community, Individual Impacts Of Burn Injuries

Global Health NOW: Blazing Injustice: The Hidden Crisis of Burn Injuries “Burns cause an estimated 180,000 deaths each year, yet they rarely rate a significant spot on the global health agenda. In Nepal, an estimated 56,000 people are burned seriously each year. In a three-part exclusive series for Global Health…

Global Health Community, Zimbabweans Express Confusion, Outrage Over WHO Goodwill Ambassador Incident Involving President Mugabe

Reuters: Mugabe would have rejected WHO role, says spokesman after its U-turn “Robert Mugabe would have rejected the role of World Health Organization goodwill envoy had he been formally asked, his spokesman said on Tuesday, days after state media cheered the Zimbabwean president’s appointment…” (Dzirutwe, 10/24). STAT: How a blunder…

WHO DG Tedros Revokes Appointment Of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe As Goodwill Ambassador After Experts, Governments Express Outrage, Confusion

Associated Press: World Health Organization revokes appointment of Mugabe “The head of the World Health Organization revoked his appointment of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a ‘goodwill ambassador’ on Sunday after the choice drew widespread outrage and criticism. Zimbabwe’s government said it respected the turnabout and that the U.N. health…

Uruguay’s President To Increase Regulation Of Tobacco, Alcohol Industries

Bloomberg: Uruguay’s President, Who Won a Fight With Big Tobacco, Is Now Targeting Alcohol “Uruguay’s President Tabare Vazquez is taking his crusade against cigarettes to alcohol, while doubling down on tobacco regulation after a court threw out a dispute with Philip Morris. The government will issue a decree next week…

Governments Endorse Plan To Address NCDs As Development Priority At WHO-Backed Conference

U.N. News Centre: Governments endorse U.N.-backed plan to tackle cancer, diabetes, and other deadly diseases “Global leaders have pledged to take bold action to reduce suffering from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which include the world’s leading killers — heart and lung diseases, cancers, and diabetes — the United Nations health agency…

Reuters Review Finds Significant Differences Between Draft, Published Versions Of IARC Report On Glyphosate

Reuters: In glyphosate review, WHO cancer agency edited out “non-carcinogenic” findings “…Documents seen by Reuters show how a draft of a key section of the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) assessment of glyphosate — a report that has prompted international disputes and multi-million-dollar lawsuits — underwent significant changes…

Governments Should Address Link Between Trade, Global Rise Of NCDs

The Conversation: The hidden connection between obesity, heart disease, and trade Ronald Labonte, professor and Canada research chair at the University of Ottawa “…There is plenty of research evidence of the impact of trade and investment agreements on [noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)] such as heart disease, and on major risk factors…

HHS Statement Addresses Montevideo Roadmap At WHO Conference On NCDs

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: United States Government Statement on the Montevideo Roadmap at the WHO Global Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases This release highlights a statement made by Tom Alexander, principal deputy director for Global Affairs at HHS and U.S. head of delegation to the WHO Global Conference…

FT Health Discusses Tobacco Taxes, World Mental Health Day

FT Health: World Bank says ‘go big, go fast’ to stub out tobacco The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses the World Bank’s recommendations for nations to use tobacco taxes to raise “costs as a disincentive to smokers while generating additional income from those who…

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