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NCDs Weekly Digest 6 June 15

Global Development News

UN News: At UN Asia-Pacific policy forum, leaders discuss post-2015 agenda, financing and partnerships

UN News: UN agriculture agency teams up with global wholesale markets union to boost urban food security

World Bank: Six Financial Sector Challenges for Emerging and Developing Economies

World Bank: Step-by-step: How to construct an emissions reporting system

CGD: Voluntary Climate Pledges Aren’t Effective, Efficient, or Equitable. Here’s How Paris Can Succeed Anyway

CGD: Global Public Goods: Too Little, but Not Too Late

Thomson Reuters Foundation: World’s least-polluting nations aim to set Paris climate bar high

Devex: Targeted aid can make a positive difference

Devex: Getting it right: A new global model to tackle poverty and climate change

Devex: We can’t fail twice: New global development agenda must be framed by human rights and Obtaining a truly inclusive framework for future generations

Devex: Private sector concessional loans as ODA — why not? and Post-2015 negotiations: Are governments passing the buck to businesses?

Post2015: What’s measured is also political

Guardian: 2015 is ‘year of fear’ for children worldwide, warns Gordon Brown



Global Health News

UN News: At main UN economic and social body, former US President Clinton calls for partnerships to boost health

UN News: Nigeria: UN warns of ‘alarming’ spike in suicide attacks by women and girls

WHO: World Health Assembly closes, passing resolutions on air pollution and epilepsy

WHO: International Day of Action for Women’s Health–28 May

Lancet: Generic drug market: growing and merging

World Bank: Tanzania – Strengthening Primary Health Care for Results Program

PLoS: WHO will lead and who will pay? The World Health Organization, Ebola and the future of global health

Devex: Time for decisive action on antimicrobial resistance

Devex: The HIV ’emergency’ isn’t over, says PEPFAR chief

Devex: Invest in Every Woman Every Child to save a generation within a generation

Devex: Time to act against illicit tobacco

BioMed Central: Medicines and Universal Health Coverage: The need for a people-centred approach

WEF: Should wellbeing be at the heart of development policies? and Why wellbeing should be factored into growth rates

Global Post: Four Charts on Subsidies for Fossil Fuels vs Public Health

SciDev Net: Health struggles in Myanmar’s emerging democracy

DevPolicy: Zeroing in on preventable child deaths in the Pacific



NCDs News

WHO: Eritrea: Training of Trainers workshop on WHO Package for Essential Non Communicable Diseases

ehospice: The 68th World Health Assembly and palliative care

ehospice: Raise awareness of access to medications ahead of UNGASS 2016 – Global civil society survey

ehospice: At the intersection of palliative care and human rights

ehospice: Understanding dementia: Dynamic Dementia project website launched

PLoS: Health System and Population Health Implications of Large-Scale Diabetes Screening in India

American Heart Association: Associations of Blood Pressure in Pregnancy With Offspring Blood Pressure During Childhood and Adolescence

Reuters: Poverty-linked heart risks greatest for poor black women, younger adults

Jamaica Observer: Diabetes, hypertension: the silent killers

Bloomberg Business: Cancer Is Getting More Expensive, Forcing Doctors to Take Notice



Risk Factor News

IPS: Opinion: Tobacco Taxes Too Effective to Overlook in Financing for Development

WHO: WHO calls for action against illicit tobacco trade on World No Tobacco Day

Lancet: Tackling tobacco smoking in Saudi Arabia

Lancet: Prevalence of behavioural risk factors for cardiovascular disease in adolescents in low-income and middle-income countries

Devex: Time to act against illicit tobacco

World Bank: World No Tobacco Day 2015: On illicit trade and taxes

BMJ: Four tobacco companies plan action against UK government over standard packaging

CGD: What You Still Don’t Know about the Tobacco Epidemic

BioMed Central: NCD risk factors prevalent in Africa

BioMed Central: Could smoking be a cause of child poverty?

BBC: ‘Child obesity starting even younger.’

BBC: ‘Obesity in adolescence linked to bowel cancer, study finds.’

Reuters: Smokers more likely to think cancer is a death sentence

Future of Food: Advancing Health and Well-Being in Food Systems: Strategic Opportunities for Funders

PLoS: Juice ≠ Fruit (!!!)

BMJ: This artistic tobacco control ad from Thailand will make you think…and gasp

NEJM: Nudging Smokers

NEJM: Smoking and Mortality — Beyond Established Causes

ASH: Tobacco: The Great Wrinkler




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