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Experts Discuss How Global Community Can Work Together To Address NCDs

World Economic Forum: How we can work together in the fight against NCDs Jan Kimpen, chief medical officer at Philips, and Pete Troilo, director of global advisory and analysis at Devex, discuss the role of the global community in preventing and controlling noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), writing, “[A]ll stakeholders must work…

Devex Previews Issues To Be Discussed At U.N. High-Level Meeting On NCDs

Devex: At NCD summit, a push to address ignored disease burden “More than two-thirds of global deaths each year can be traced to noncommunicable diseases, a new study by The Lancet has found. But while much of the talk on NCDs has revolved around reducing premature deaths from just four…

Senior Medical Fellow At American Council On Science And Health Discusses Lancet Report On NCDs

American Council on Science and Health: The Lancet Holds The World Health Organization Accountable For Their Pie Crust Promise Chuck Dinerstein, senior medical fellow at the American Council on Science and Health, discusses challenges to progress on global non-communicable diseases (NCDs), highlighting The Lancet’s recent NCD Countdown 2030 report on trends…

Global Community Should Reframe NCDs As Development Issue, Invest Accordingly

Devex: Opinion: Investing in NCD prevention to finance sustainable development Eduardo P. Banzon, principal health specialist in the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department of the Asian Development Bank “…The lack of investments [in NCDs] in many countries … makes it crucial to reframe NCDs as a development issue rather…

More Than 120 U.N. Member States Sign U.S.-Drafted Pledge To Fight Global Drug Problem

Reuters: Some 129 countries sign up to Trump’s pledge at U.N. to fight drugs “Some 129 countries at the United Nations signed on to a U.S.-drafted pledge to fight the global drug problem on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump warned presented a public health and national security threat…” (Nichols/Mason,…

World Leaders Must Commit To Advancing UHC To Effectively Address TB, NCDs, Mental Health

Project Syndicate: Governments Must Stand Up for Health Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO “…[W]hile TB and NCDs are very different types of health threats, the best response to them is the same: We must build stronger health systems that are capable of delivering universal health coverage (UHC).…

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