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Ahead Of U.N. HLM On NCDs, Lancet Pieces Discuss Recommendations To Accelerate Global Progress On NCDs

The Lancet: Reducing NCDs globally: the under-recognized role of environmental risk factors Rajiv Chowdhury, principal researcher and associate professor in the School of Clinical Medicine’s Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge, and colleagues, on behalf of the Research Councils U.K.-CAPABLE Programme on Environmental Hazards…

IAS-Lancet Commission Explores Key Domains In HIV Response, Advancement Of Global Health In SDG Era

The Lancet: Advancing global health and strengthening the HIV response in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals: the International AIDS Society-Lancet Commission Linda-Gail Bekker, president of the International AIDS Society (IAS) and deputy director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, and colleagues on the International AIDS Society-Lancet Commission “The…

U.N. HLM On TB Provides Opportunity To Address Prison Conditions Fueling TB Epidemic

Inter Press Service: How Prison Conditions Fuel the Tuberculosis Epidemic David Bryden, TB advocacy officer at RESULTS and co-chair of the TB Roundtable “…The state of the world’s prisons ensures they are ‘factories’ for TB transmission, including drug-resistant TB — now the single biggest infectious disease killer in the world.…

Renewed Research Efforts Needed To Understand Cardiovascular Disease In LMICs

The Lancet Global Health: Sustainable Development Goal 3 is unlikely to be achieved without renewed effort Francesc Xavier Gómez-Olivé, field research manager at the University of the Witwatersrand, and Margaret Thorogood, honorary professor at the University of the Witwatersrand “…Despite the social and economic burden of [cardiovascular disease deaths, including…

Clear Labeling Could Help Address Obesity, Influence Consumers To Choose Healthier Food

Bloomberg: Fight Obesity With Frank Food Labels Jessica Fanzo, Bloomberg distinguished professor at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, the Berman Institute of Bioethics, and the Department of International Health of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health “No country, rich or poor, is immune to the rapid…

U.S. Efforts To Counter WHA Breastfeeding Resolution Put Business Before Health

Greensboro News & Record: Our Opinion: United States’ stance on breast-milk resolution was a bad formula Editorial Board “When did recommending that breast milk is healthier for most babies become a matter of international tension? … What could be wrong with that? Apparently a lot. So much that the United…

Blended Finance Could Play Critical Role In Attracting Private Capital, Achieving SDGs

The Hill: Unshackle private capital to deliver Sustainable Development Goals Paul Horrocks, head of the private finance for sustainable development unit at the OECD’s financing for sustainable development division; Aron Betru, managing director of the Milken Institute’s Center for Financial Markets; and Christopher Lee, director of the Milken Institute’s Center…

Trump Administration Promotes Business Interests Over Child Health By Countering Original WHA Breastfeeding Resolution

The Hill: U.S. puts business ahead of children’s health Michael Rosenbaum, professor at Columbia University Medical Center and pediatrician “…The U.S. efforts to curb promotion of breastfeeding are especially surprising since the United States has consistently recognized the potential benefits of breastfeeding and been increasingly supportive of women who choose…

Achieving SDGs Requires Policy Evaluations, Systems-Level Thinking

The Guardian: Buzzwords and tortuous impact studies won’t fix a broken aid system Sabina Alkire, director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, and 14 other economists “Development efforts over the past few decades have not been as effective as promised. … Donors increasingly want to see more impact…

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