Jeff Meer's Blog Posts Tagged 'NCDs' (7)

The NCD Slow Motion Disaster Requires a Long Term Solution

The prestigious New England Journal of Medicine's lead article this issue is about non communicable diseases (NCDs). Authors Lisa Rosenbaum and Daniela Lamas review the existing evidence, and agree with WHO…

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Added by Jeff Meer on November 23, 2011 at 7:51am — No Comments

Can We Work on Cancer in Low Resource Settings?

One of the opinions that bubbles up consistently in the global health community is the difficulty and expense of working on chronic illnesses in developing countries.  The costs to prevent, detect, and treat illnesses like cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease and diabetes are high, the complexities involved are too stringent, and the staff and resources necessary are simply not available.  At the far…

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Added by Jeff Meer on November 8, 2011 at 12:28pm — No Comments

PHI Holds Climate Change and NCDs panel

Public Health Institute (PHI) on September 19, 2011, held a satellite event at the UN High Level Meeting on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs).  The panel discussion "Climate Change and NCDs: Creating a Climate for Health," was moderated by PHI Center for Climate and Global Health Director Dr. Cristina Tirado, and held at the UN Church Center in New York.…

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Added by Jeff Meer on September 19, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

UN Civil Society Listening Session on NCDs: Anything But Interactive

Approximately 350 representatives of civil society participated in a one-day session in New York on June 13, to provide verbal input into the UN High Level Meeting on non communicable diseases (NCDs). Convened by the President of the General Assembly and staffed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the session was supposed to be an opportunity for United Nations agencies and member states to hear…

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Added by Jeff Meer on June 17, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

UN Changes Course, Establishes 2-step Registration for NCD High Level Meeting

Hundreds or perhaps thousands of individuals last week began receiving notices from the UN, letting them know that their registration had been approved to attend the June 16 Civil Society Listening Session on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in New York.  This is welcome news for those advocates and practitioners who had been patiently waiting since the registration process for the meeting closed in April. The Civil Society Listening Session is meant to be a precursor to the upcoming…

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Added by Jeff Meer on May 24, 2011 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Policy and Process on Non Communicable Disease at the UN

As delegations gather this week in Moscow to assess the state of the world's non communicable disease (NCD) epidemic and governments' efforts to cope, advocates will also be pressing to make sure that non governmental organizations, corporations and academics all have a role in clarifying the problems and identifying solutions.

All indications are that the United Nations, and in particular, the World Health Organization, is doing its utmost to accommodate the hundreds of organizations…

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Added by Jeff Meer on April 26, 2011 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Institute of Medicine President Fineberg Discusses US Imperative for NCDs

On February 2, 2011, Dr. Harvey Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on the subject of non communicable diseases (NCDs) and global health.  In his talk, Dr. Fineberg noted that today, approximately 80 percent of the mortality associated with non NCDs (cardiovascular disease, lung disease, cancers, and diabetes) occur in less developed nations.  Dr. Fineberg noted that NCDs are incredibly expensive.  He cited the…

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Added by Jeff Meer on February 11, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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