Jeff Meer's Blog – September 2011 Archive (4)

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

US Delegation to UN High Level Meeting on NCDs Announced

The State Department has announced the following official US Delegation to the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs (September 19-20).

 

United States Delegation to the UNGA HLM on Non-Communicable Diseases

New York, New York

September 19-20, 2011

 

 

Chief Delegate

The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius

Secretary of Health and Human…

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Added by Jeff Meer on September 9, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Could NCD Advocacy Hurt Global Health Funding?

Donors, including governments and international institutions, have been notoriously stingy in funding non communicable disease (NCD) programs related to global health.  Economist Rachel Nugent has estimated that less than three percent of all donor assistance for global health is for work on NCDs like cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and diabetes, while Dr. Chris…

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Added by Jeff Meer on September 6, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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