Jeff Meer's Blog – November 2011 Archive (5)

Climate Change and Global Health at COP-17

Because climate change is already affecting health in the United States and around the world, we all have a stake in the negotiations now underway in Durban, South Africa at the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.  Public Health Institute's Center for Public Health and Climate Change has developed a one-stop web presence for updates from COP17, and related news and…


Added by Jeff Meer on November 29, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The NCD Slow Motion Disaster Requires a Long Term Solution

The prestigious New England Journal of Medicine's lead article this issue is about non communicable diseases (NCDs). Authors Lisa Rosenbaum and Daniela Lamas review the existing evidence, and agree with WHO Executive…


Added by Jeff Meer on November 23, 2011 at 7:51am — No Comments

PEPFAR Opens the Door: Integrating HIV/AIDS with an NCD

One criticism of the UN High Level Meeting on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), held in New York over September 19-20, is that donor nations came to the table, but made no real financial commitments to deal with the rising tide of NCDs. In part because of the global financial crisis that is squeezing all major sources of development assistance for health, but also because of the enormity of the…


Added by Jeff Meer on November 21, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

CAMI Holds International Symposium on Multiple Prevention Technologies


On Nov. 3-4, the Coalition Advancing Multipurpose Innovations (CAMI), a project of PHI, convened a symposium in Washington, DC, on “Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) for Reproductive Health.” The gathering was attended by more than 100 product developers, researchers, academics, funding…


Added by Jeff Meer on November 8, 2011 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Can We Work on Cancer in Low Resource Settings?

One of the opinions that bubbles up consistently in the global health community is the difficulty and expense of working on chronic illnesses in developing countries.  The costs to prevent, detect, and treat illnesses like cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease and diabetes are high, the complexities involved are too stringent, and the staff and resources necessary are simply not available.  At the far…


Added by Jeff Meer on November 8, 2011 at 12:28pm — No Comments

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