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Global Development News

UN News: Women’s participation in sports key to boosting gender equality – UN
UN News: On International Happiness Day, UN chief calls for efforts to ‘fill world with happiness’
UN News: UN agency boosts food security efforts in countries affected by Syria crisis
CGD: First Look at Addis Development Finance Accord: What’s in It and What Should Be
ODI: Time for the South to step up and help finance development?
DevelopmentProgress: Work is the way out of poverty
Guardian: Ghana’s democracy is driving great progress in health and education
Post 2015: Leaving no one behind’: how to make it come to life
Reuters: We leave Sendai with a new global deal on disaster risk, but does it go far enough?
DfID: Revolutionising social norms: The UN Commission on the Status of Women

Global Health News

UN News: ‘Health at very center of disaster risk reduction,’ say UN agency officials in Sendai
UN News: New UN report highlights ‘terrifying’ impact of Ebola on nine million children
WHO: Scale up TB control initiatives to reach the missing one million cases
WHO: PAHO/WHO initiative seeks to reduce maternal deaths from hemorrhage in the Americas
WHO: WHO response to Cyclone Pam
Lancet: Not free vaccines, Mr Gates, just sustainably-priced ones
BMJ: A public health commentary on India’s draft National Health Policy 2015
CGD: India’s New Health Policy: A Work in Progress
WEF: 7 reasons why water is vital for a sustainable future
Reuters: 5 facts you need to know about water and development
Reuters: New drugs still out of reach for most in India, world TB hotspot
PLoS: A healthy society is a disaster resilient society
PLoS: Engaging the Public on Global Health 

NCDs News

ADI: Dementia Friendly Communities (DFCs) New domains and global examples
UN News: Countries urged to make dementia public health priority as UN conference opens in Geneva
UN News: Eighty countries adopt call to action at first UN conference on dementia
Lancet: Diabetes in older people: new insights and remaining challenges
Lancet: Country in Focus: health disparities in Indigenous Canadians (Diabetes)
Lancet: Eliminating acute kidney injury by 2025: an achievable goal
BMJ: Insulin has never become a cheap generic drug in the US because of companies’ small changes to “evergreen” the patent 

Risk Factor News

UN News: UN health agency: ‘Push back hard’ against tobacco industry to protect public health
WHO: Tobacco use declining but major intensification efforts needed in reduction and control efforts
WHO: Eating healthy: Reduce salt intake
WHO: PAHO/WHO urges food processors to reduce salt in children’s foods and cease advertising salty products to children
Lancet: Treating obesity seriously: when recommendations for lifestyle change confront biological adaptations
Lancet: What will it take to create a tobacco-free world?
Lancet: A tobacco-free world: a call to action to phase out the sale of tobacco products by 2040
PLoS: BIG SODA plagiarizing the BIG TOBACCO playbook
BMJ: Coffee consumption and bladder cancer are linked, analysis shows
BMJ: Blockbuster Special Issue: Evaluation of the Australian tobacco plain packaging policy
BMJ: The BMJ Today: Are you worried about your cardiovascular risk?
BioMed Central: E-cigarettes and lung health
Medline Plus: E-Cigarette Ads Linked to Tobacco Cravings
Roll Call: Are Fossil Fuels the Next Tobacco? They Should Be 


World Heart Federation: Interim Project Manager (May – December)

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