Non communicable diseases (NCDs), mainly cardiovascular disease, cancers, diabetes and chronic lung disease, are responsible for roughly two out of every three deaths today. Other NCDs, including mental illness, accidents, renal disease and dental disease, kill or maim millions more. The World Health Organization (WHO) is now putting the final touches on a draft Action Plan…Continue
Added by Jeff Meer on September 28, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
One missing piece in the policy debates around non communicable diseases (NCDs) is an accurate account of their economic impact. In order for policy makers to begin to grapple with the epidemic sweeping the globe, they need to have a fairly good idea what illnesses like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic lung disease and cancer are having on economies from Bujumbura to Beijing.
Thanks to some research sponsored by the World…Continue
Added by Jeff Meer on June 15, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jeff Meer on April 26, 2011 at 12:22pm — No Comments
At a meeting on April 20, 2011 of the Global Health Council Non Communicable Disease (NCD) Roundtable, US Government representatives from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) listed four priority areas that the delegation intended to focus on at the upcoming first global ministerial meeting on healthy lifestyles and non communicable diseases. Holly J. Wong, Associate Director of the Office of Global…Continue
Added by Jeff Meer on April 20, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments
The American Public Health Association chose safety as its theme for this year’s National Public Health Week, during which the organization is stressing the preventable nature of most injuries. Is this year's theme relevant to developing countries facing menacing global health threats such as HIV/AIDS, chronic malnutrition or high maternal mortality? The answer is a resounding "yes" according to the World Health Organization…Continue
Added by Jeff Meer on April 6, 2011 at 9:24am — No Comments