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

Global Democracy Promotion Act Could Save Women's Lives

On July 25, Congresswoman Nita Lowey once again introduced The Global Democracy Promotion Act (HR 2639). If adopted, this short and simple bill would accomplish a significant goal – banning future Presidential administrations from imposing the Mexico City Policy through executive memorandum. The Mexico City Policy (also known…

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Added by Jeff Meer on July 27, 2011 at 6:00am — 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

Lance Armstrong Launches Signature Campaign for NCDs

Lance Armstrong, the founder of the nonprofit LIVESTRONG, has launched a signature campaign around the non communicable disease (NCD) issue.  The goal of the campaign is to gather at least 100,000 signatures from around the world, urging political leaders to attend the upcoming UN High Level Meeting on NCDs in New York over September 19-20, 2011, and return home to stop these illnesses and provide treatment…

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Added by Jeff Meer on July 13, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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