Weekly Digest NCDs Articles 14-20 June

    Compiled by Jessica Beagley
    NCD Alliance 20 June 2014
    Please find below this week’s selection of interesting news stories and reports. If you come across any interesting articles or reports, please do share them with me and I will include them in next week’s digest.

    Global Development News

    UN News:UN officials call for restoration of ecosystems to reduce climate change disasters
    UN News: Ending female genital mutilation vital for healthy communities, stresses UN official
    UN News: On World Day, Ban urges adoption of laws, strategies to ensure dignity for elderly persons
    UN News: UN recognizes Chile, China and Morocco for progress on fighting hunger, malnutrition
    World Bank: World Bank Lowers Projections for Global Economic Outlook
    World Bank: Beyond Stuff: Capacity as a Relational Concept
    Guardian: Why were women’s groups excluded from meeting on Nigerian security?
    Guardian: Is the UN turning its back on the human right to water?
    Huffington Post: A Call to Prioritize Gender in Development
    WEF: Five stories on what it means to be a refugee today
    LSE: There are no blueprints for policy impact, but you can improve your chances by being flexible and iterative.
    Devex: ‘All development is local’

    Global Health News

    WHO: HIV/AIDS epidemic in Europe: sexual transmission of HIV
    WHO: WHO calls for national actions on hepatitis
    Lancet: Different roads to ‘universal health’ in Latin America
    World Bank: Plan to Scale up Investment in Global Civil Registration and Vital Statistics
    Kaleo: Flawed mental health policies: a lethal mistake
    International HIV/AIDS Alliance: New Briefing: Health in Post-2015 Framework
    CGD: The Known Unknown: Estimating the Global Burden of Disease
    CGD: Millions Saved 3: (New!) Case Studies in Global Health
    CGD: Gates Foundation Calls for More Principled Cost-Effectiveness in Health
    CGD: Two Strategies to Strengthen & Streamline Health Data
    LSHTM: Health concerns now biggest reason for women not using family planning in Ghana

    NCDs News

    UN News: Community engagement key to tackling non-communicable diseases, says Assembly President
    WHO: Making the European Region free of asbestos-related diseases
    PLoS: A Peruvian Story of Cancer, and Health
    Globalisation and Health: Trade as a structural driver of dietary risk factors for noncommunicable diseases in the Pacific: an analysis of household income and expenditure survey data
    Globalisation and Health: Mobile health for non-communicable diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review of the literature and strategic framework for research
    Globalisation and Health: The role of law and governance reform in the global response to non-communicable diseases
    WhyDev: Global disease burden and funding –  explaining the disparities
    BBC: David Cameron: Dementia is ‘one of greatest enemies of humanity’
    Devex: Don’t leave us out: 5 issues disability groups want from DfID
    New Statesman: Where’s the public outrage at the diabetes epidemic?
    IOL: Findings show vulnerability of disabled
    AllAfrica: Ethiopian Advocates for Inclusion for People With Disabilities
    NY Times: In Single Gene, a Path to Fight Heart Attacks
    Fox News: Diabetes drug appears effective for weight loss, study shows
    MarketWatch: Medtronic Launches $17-Million Program to Improve Heart Disease, Diabetes Care for Underserved Populations

    Risk Factor News
    WHO: China’s youth tobacco survey highlights the need to protect youth from tobacco harms
    Lancet: Links between diabetes and dementia
    PLoS: Too much sitting may increase cancer risk
    PLoS: New Study: High Levels of Air Pollution Associated with Lower Levels of Physical Activity
    BMJ: New Zealand: Stop Before You Start: Tobacco Control Campaign aimed at young adults

    Jobs
    World Economic Forum: Project Associate, Global Health and Healthcare
    AidJobs: Commitments Manager – NCDs and Health Systems
    American Cancer Society: Program Manager, Global Cancer Treatment
    RESULTS UK: Health Advocacy Assistant

    NCD Alliance and Partners in the News
    East Africa Initiative: Charter calls for Global Action

     

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