Jeff Meer's Blog – February 2011 Archive (3)

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…


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

PHI Applauds UNFPA Executive Director Osotimehin's First Statement

The Public Health Institute has posted the statement below concerning Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin's first statement as Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).


"The Public Health Institute (PHI) applauds UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin, MD, for his exciting inaugural statement at this week's meeting of the fund's executive board.  Osotimehin, an alumnus of PHI's International Family Planning Leadership Program, highlighted the need…


Added by Jeff Meer on February 7, 2011 at 7:09am — No Comments

Paltry Global Development Spending on Non Communicable Diseases

Dr. Christopher Murray has, since 2007, been analyzing the spending of international development assistance for health by governments in every country on earth.  Just this week, he and his colleagues at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, in a…


Added by Jeff Meer on February 1, 2011 at 3:14pm — No Comments

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