Jeff Meer's Blog Posts Tagged 'cancer' (9)

NCDs: Let’s Not Forget About Social Determinants of Health

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…

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Added by Jeff Meer on September 28, 2012 at 2:30pm — 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

Public Health Institute at the UN High Level Session on NCDs

Public Health Institute is participating in the UN High Level Session on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in New York. PHI's President and CEO Mary Pittman, DrPH, Center for Climate Change and Global Health Director Cristina Tirado, PhD, and Special Advisor for Global Health Policy and Development Jeff Meer are registered observers at the conference. In…

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Added by Jeff Meer on September 19, 2011 at 1:15pm — No Comments

United Nations NCD Negotiations Stall

As has been widely reported, including here and here, negotiations at the United Nations have stalled over an "outcomes document" that is to be approved by a High Level Meeting on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in New York on September 20.  Negotiations that were to have been concluded by now…

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Added by Jeff Meer on August 15, 2011 at 1:34pm — No Comments

WHO Creating New Targets for NCD Reduction

Among the many issues to confront the global health community in tackling the rising tide of non communicable disease (NCDs) is how best to measure the extent of the epidemic. This has become an urgent issue in the short period remaining before the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs, scheduled to take place at the UN General Assembly on September 19-20, 2011.  Many advocates argue that without a concrete…

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Added by Jeff Meer on July 20, 2011 at 2:00pm — 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

What About Children: Don't They Get Chronic Illnesses, Too?

It is hard to find a life that has not been touched in some way by a non communicable disease (NCD).  Whether it's a mother who has breast cancer, a father with diabetes, or a cousin with asthma, virtually all of us have personal knowledge of what it is like to live with -- and sometimes die with -- a chronic illness.  That basic fact makes the upcoming UN High Level Meeting on NCDs this September of…

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Added by Jeff Meer on June 8, 2011 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Global Health Initiative Document Mentions a Non Communicable Disease, But Barely



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There have been several significant developments within the past few weeks concering the President's Global Health Initiative (GHI), a planned $63 billion six-year effort to tackle some of the globe's most persistent health…

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Added by Jeff Meer on March 17, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Bottom Billion conference: Non communicable and infectious diseases are linked

One of the many stories to emerge from the conference on non communicable diseases (NCDs) in the poorest of the poor held at Harvard Medical School over March 2-3, 2011 is the idea that there is no sharp dividing line between NCDs and infectious ones.  "This is a false dichotomy that must be rejected," said Jean Claude Mbanya, president of the International Diabetes Federation and professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Yaounde, Cameroon.…

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Added by Jeff Meer on March 4, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

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