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New Initiative Aims To Bring More Affordable Cancer Drugs To 6 African Countries

New York Times: As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan “In a remarkable initiative modeled on the campaign against AIDS in Africa, two major pharmaceutical companies, working with the American Cancer Society, will steeply discount the prices of cancer medicines in Africa. Under the new…

IAEA, WHO, UNICEF Joint Workshop Explores Double Burden Of Malnutrition

International Atomic Energy Agency: IAEA Joins Forces with WHO and UNICEF to Tackle the Double Burden of Malnutrition “The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are holding a joint workshop this week to explore, among other topics, the role…

FT Health Discusses Efforts To End Unsafe Abortions, Features Interview With Tom Frieden

FT Health: Ending unsafe abortions The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter highlights a recent WHO report on abortion safety and legalization and includes an interview with Tom Frieden, former CDC director who is leading the new global health initiative called Resolve to Save Lives. The…

New Issue Of Global Health: Science And Practice Journal Available Online

Global Health: Science and Practice: September 2017 The June issue of the Global Health: Science and Practice online journal features articles on various topics, including an editorial and research article on maternal death surveillance and response, a field action report on helping rural areas implement tobacco control policies in India,…

Prevention, Control Of NCDs Requires Action From Governments, Global Community

The Lancet: Beating NCDs can help deliver universal health coverage Tabaré Ramón Vázquez, president of Uruguay, and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO “In WHO’s drive to ensure good health and care for all, there is a pressing need to step up global and national action on non-communicable…

Reliable, High-Quality Health Data Vital To Addressing Growing NCD Burden

Health Affairs Blog: Addressing The Gap In Noncommunicable Disease Data With Technology And Innovation Kelly Henning, public health program lead at Bloomberg Philanthropies, discusses the role of data in addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs), writing, “By closing gaps in health data, countries can react swiftly to shifting disease burdens, identify leading…

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