Jeff Meer's Blog – April 2011 Archive (8)

NCD Moscow Declaration: Is it Moving in a Positive Direction?

Discussions over the draft "Moscow Declaration" began in earnest today (April 28), as Ministers of Health -- including HHS Secretary Kathleen Sibelius -- gathered in Moscow to begin the First Global Ministerial Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Non Communicable Disease Control, organized by the World Health Organization and the Russian Federation.

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Added by Jeff Meer on April 28, 2011 at 1:05pm — 2 Comments

WHO Global Forum on Non Communicable Disease

The meeting today, April 27, of the Global Forum on "Addressing the Challenge of Non Communicable Diseases," organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), provided an opportunity for more than 250 representatives present to comment upon the epidemic and what should be done about it.

Attendees representing NGOs, academia, the corporate sector and governments heard from WHO Director…

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Added by Jeff Meer on April 27, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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

Big Week for Non Communicable Diseases

This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) has organized two meetings in Moscow related to the rising tide of non communicable diseases (NCDs).  The first, on April 27, will be a "Global Forum on NCDs," at which approximately 180 individuals from civil society, including the private sector and academia, from around the world will gather.  Also at the meeting, the WHO will release its first-ever "Global…

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Added by Jeff Meer on April 25, 2011 at 12:06pm — No Comments

GOJoven Fellow Daisy Magaña Takes Washington By Storm

Daisy Magaña of Belize visited Washington, DC on April 22 to deliver a key message to policy makers and advocates: please keep funding family planning and environment programs around the world.  "I can't believe anyone would seriously consider cutting these programs," she says, "they are what we really need." 

In a meeting at the State Department Magaña, who comes from the Corozal region, spoke passionately about the needs of young people in her country, including for accurate sexual…

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Added by Jeff Meer on April 22, 2011 at 4:17pm — 1 Comment

US Govt at Moscow NCD Meeting to Stress Coordination, Prevention, Social Determinants, Integration

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…

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Added by Jeff Meer on April 20, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments

US Announces Delegation to the Moscow Ministerial on NCDs

The Obama Administration today announced the members of the U.S. Delegation to the World Health Organization's first global ministerial conference on "healthy lifestyles and noncommunicable disease control," which will take place in Moscow during April 28-29.  The United States will be sending a strong delegation, composed of officials from the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control…

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Added by Jeff Meer on April 15, 2011 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Injury Prevention: Not Just for Americans

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…

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Added by Jeff Meer on April 6, 2011 at 9:24am — No Comments

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