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…Continue
Added by Jeff Meer on February 11, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jeff Meer on February 7, 2011 at 7:09am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jeff Meer on February 1, 2011 at 3:14pm — No Comments