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Borgen Magazine: The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (Williams, 9/21). Borgen Magazine: Reducing Child Malnutrition in Peru (Johnson, 9/21). Devex: For many in Nigeria, cancer care remains out of reach (Adepoju, 9/23). Devex: Nutrition in Asia-Pacific shows mixed progress (Ravelo, 9/23). DW: Brazil’s fight against dengue: A race against time…

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Associated Press: Central America’s dengue epidemic deadly in Honduras (Sherman, 9/20). Bloomberg: Aspen Strikes Deal With India’s Laurus to Cut Cost of HIV Drugs (Prinsloo, 9/20). The Guardian: People v mosquitos: what to do about our biggest killer (Winegard, 9/20). The Guardian: U.S.-China trade war imperils efforts to beat poverty,…

India’s Government Announces Ban On E-Cigarette Products In Effort To Protect Youth Health

NPR: India Announces Widespread Ban Of E-Cigarettes “The Indian government announced Wednesday a sweeping ban on electronic cigarette products. The decision was made with the intention of protecting young people from becoming addicted to nicotine. The Cabinet approved the ordinance, which prohibits the manufacture, sale, storage, and advertisement of all…

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Christian Science Monitor: Melinda Gates: What she’s learned (Tyson, 9/18). CNBC: Bill and Melinda Gates: No matter where you’re born, ‘life will be harder if you are born a girl’ (Clifford, 9/18). Inside Philanthropy: No Water or Toilets in Health Facilities? That’s Horrifying — And Funders Are Paying Attention (Barnett,…

Former BMJ Editor Discusses Various Ways Forward In Addressing NCDs

BMJ Opinion: Richard Smith: The “NCD crowd” vent their frustrations but identify some ways forward Richard Smith, former BMJ editor and director of the Ovations initiative, discusses a recent meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) at Chatham House, where proponents of addressing NCDs voiced “frustration.” Smith concludes, “[B]ut positives did emerge…

Wilson Center Launches New Series Focused On NCDs, Maternal Health

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”:  The Maternal Health Initiative Launches the CODE BLUE Series on Non-communicable Diseases and Maternal Health “Each year, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for 2 in every 3 deaths among women globally. It is estimated that NCDs kill 35 million people…

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Al Jazeera: What’s the cure for misinformation on vaccines? (Ahelbarra, 9/13). BBC: Which countries have banned pesticides used in suicide? (9/15). DW: Big Pharma nixes new drugs despite impending ‘antibiotic apocalypse’ (Schumacher, 9/14). The Telegraph: The greatest threat was in the lab, says the scientist who co-discovered Ebola (Newey, 9/16).…

DW Examines Challenges Of Rising Obesity Rates In Some African Countries

DW: Obesity in Africa: A looming health catastrophe”In the past, Africa has often been portrayed as a starving and hungry continent. That seems to be changing rapidly. Obesity is now becoming a huge health challenge especially among the low- and middle-class in Africa’s urban cities. Eight out of the 20…

Estimated 800K People Die By Suicide Each Year, WHO Report Says On World Suicide Prevention Day

U.N. News: One person dies by suicide every 40 seconds: new U.N. health agency report”Despite progress in national prevention strategies, one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director-General lamented on Monday, highlighting key findings of the agency’s latest report on global suicide estimates. Speaking…