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Weekly Digest NCDs Articles Week 2 February 2015

Global Development News

UN News: Development must be built on inclusive policy aligned with people’s needs, aspirations – Ban

UN News: ‘It’s now or never’ for Central African Republic, UN warns urging more support to end crisis

UN News: ‘2015 is a chance to change history,’ Ban tells UN Youth Forum

World Bank: Climate Change Complicates Efforts to End Poverty

World Bank: Managing Food Price Volatility

CGD: A Development Policy for the 21st Century

CGD: Who Wants What Where? African Infrastructure Demand: How Policymakers Can Respond

WEF: What will transport look like in the city of the future?

Reuters: Hopeful signs but no miracle fix at Paris climate summit – U.N.

ODI: Adapting Development: Improving services to the Poor

Guardian: Financing for a sustainable future: business as usual won’t work

CIFOR: Gender equality and sustainable development as human rights: A conversation

Europa: European Commission sets out its position on global partnership for the post-2015 development agenda

All Africa: Africa: Helen Clark – Statement On “Innovative Approaches to Programme Design and Implementation to Support the Operationalisation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda” At the Joint Meeting of the Executive Boards of UNDP/Unfpa/Unops, Unicef, UN Women, and WFP


Global Health News

WHO: The health of the people: what works – the African Regional Health Report 2014

Lancet: Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition: improving health and reducing poverty

Lancet: Healthcare professionals: reduce meat consumption to tackle climate change and improve public health

UN News: Role of health emerges as vital concern ahead of UN disaster risk reduction conference

UN News: ‘Last mile in fight against Ebola will be the hardest,’ says senior UN relief official

UN News: FEATURE: ‘I’m not whole’ – female genital mutilation survivor speaks out

ODI: Healthcare challenges in conflict zones – where do we go from here?

Al Jazeera: Funding delays may have contributed to Ebola’s spread

Guardian: UN calls for FGM zero tolerance after a year in which the world woke up

Devex: GAVI to seek more innovative financing for 2016-2020

BMJ: Shanti Vijayaraghavan: Using mobile technology to empower patients

TIE: India has Made Notable Progress on MDGs: UN


NCDs News

WHO: Kenya marks World Cancer Day with high expectation

WHO: PAHO/WHO says accessible, cost-effective measures can prevent premature cancer deaths

WHO: Media statement: Beat cancer: Prevent, detect early

Lancet: Excess deaths in women with type 1 diabetes: time to act

Lancet: Towards a global cancer fund

UN News: On World Cancer Day, UN says ‘goal must be equitable access for all patients, in all countries’

Devex: Emerging world cities: Innovating on cancer’s front lines

Dev Policy Blog: Non-communicable diseases and aid: an update

Economist: Non-communicable diseases: Russian Roulette

BBC: ‘Half of UK people’ will get cancer

Guardian: Australia: 10,000 workers with disabilities paid below minimum wage: when will they get justice?

Global Times: Lung cancer now kills more women than breast cancer in rich countries: report

Azer News: Burden of childhood obesity

Bush Center: Leading by Example: The First Lady of Tanzania and Her Fight Against Women’s Cancers

Jamaica Information Service: Heart Foundation Lauds Plan To Reduce Heart Disease

HealthManagement: World Cancer Day: Cancer Services Investment Could Save Millions of Lives                                          

Risk Factor News

Lancet: Weight loss and incidence of diabetes with the Veterans Health Administration MOVE! lifestyle change programme: an observational study

BMJ: Is it time to stop subsidising nicotine replacement therapies?

PLoS: World Cancer Day: 10 +3 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

BioMed Central: Maternal smoking affects child mental health

CHHM: Why Physical Inactivity is the Cinderella of non-communicable diseases: 8 common myths de-bunked by Dr. Adrian Bauman

The Journal: Rise in wealth has made some teens fatter and others more active


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