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New WHO Report Focuses On Efficiencies Gained Through Investments In NCDs

Global Health NOW: WHO’s Different Calculus on NCDs: Saving Lives…and Money “…40 million NCD deaths each year is a massive tragedy, but repeatedly citing mortality data doesn’t seem to resonate with government leaders. A new WHO report on NCDs released [in Geneva on Sunday] tries a different calculus. The title…

More News In Global Health

BBC News: Malaria genetics: study shows how disease became deadly (Gill, 5/22). Bloomberg: China Considers Ending Birth Limits as Soon as This Year (5/21). Forbes: ‘Fatal Disconnect’ — Millions Of Children Are Victims Of Road Traffic, Yet World Is Silent (Mohn, 5/21). The Guardian: HIV drug shortage puts hundreds of…

REPLACE Action Package Aims To Help Nations Eliminate Trans Fats From Food Supplies

The Lancet: REPLACE: a roadmap to make the world trans fat free by 2023 Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO, and Thomas R. Frieden, president and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives “…WHO has identified the elimination of industrially produced trans fat (an artificial product contained in partially…

BMJ Blog Posts Discuss Aspects Of Universal Health Coverage

BMJ Blog: Paying and investing in last-mile community health workers accelerates universal health coverage Wilhelmina Jallah, minister of health of the Republic of Liberia; Francis Kateh, chief medical officer/deputy minister of health of the Republic of Liberia; and Raj Panjabi, chief executive of Last Mile Health and assistant professor at…

Devex Previews Issues To Watch At This Week’s World Health Assembly

Devex: What to watch at this year’s World Health Assembly “…While the Ebola outbreak has spotlighted global health security at this year’s assembly, member states should be reminded that it’s not the only critical health issue — or issue more generally, for that matter — that will carry serious consequences…

DFID Must Increase Efforts On Disability Inclusion, Independent Aid Watchdog Says

Devex: DFID has ‘considerable distance to go’ on disability inclusion, says watchdog “The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development has a ‘considerable distance to go’ if it is to make good on its pledge to center disability in its work, a U.K. aid watchdog has warned. DFID has made disability…

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