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NCD Alliance Weekly Digest 11-17 April 2015

Global Development News

UN News: Senior official stresses link between demographic shifts and UN development, climate priorities
UN News: DOHA: Human rights, rule of law vital for sustainable development, Ban tells UN Crime Congress
UN News: ‘Clear and critical’ need for sustainable energy targets in post-2015 agenda, UN deputy chief says
World Bank: Financing the Future of Development
WEF: Is this the best way of tackling poverty?
WEF: 5 ways universal financial access can help people build a better life
CGD: The State of the World Bank: Spring Meetings 2015
ODI: Five steps for reorienting governance work in development

 Global Health News

Lancet: The World Heart Federation’s vision for worldwide cardiovascular disease prevention
Lancet: High-quality cancer diagnosis for resource-poor locations
Lancet: Aboriginal health and the rise of racism in Canada
Lancet: Health gains and financial risk protection afforded by public financing of selected interventions in Ethiopia
WEF: Can public-private partnerships strengthen global healthcare?
WEF: 4 key steps to improving healthcare in Asia
WEF: 2 ways to encourage investment in healthcare
WHO: Time running out to reduce climate change threats to health
WHO: Water and sanitation: still a luxury for millions of Europeans
WHO: A month after Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu continues to face health challenges
UN News: ‘Dramatic’ progress in fighting Ebola must be followed by long-term recovery efforts
World Bank: From Santiago to Bangkok, Cleaner Air Brings Healthier Lives
World Bank: New fund targets billion dollars for children’s nutrition
World Bank: Statement of the Meeting Convening Partners: “From Ebola to More Resilient Health Systems”
Devex: Financing the SDGs for health in Africa: Opportunities and risks
BMJ: Dangerous ideas for the future of evidence based healthcare
BMJ: Smartphones are useful for disease surveillance in rural areas, study finds
ODI: Beyond the medical crisis: the politics of Ebola in Sierra Leone
CGD: Springtime for the Data Revolution
CGD: USA Supporting Africa’s Own Center for Disease Control
ProTalk: The Impact of Trauma, Culture and Policy on Women’s Health

NCDs News

WHO: Report: The relationship between psychosocial risk factors and health outcomes of chronic diseases: a review of the evidence for cancer and cardiovascular diseases (2015)
WHO: Implementing cervical cancer interventions key to save African women
Guardian: Disability in Cambodia: ‘Children can make progress and have rights’
NEJM: The key to finding and supporting children with disabilities
Health Affairs: A New Priority For Low-Income Countries: Fighting Cancer
DevPolicy: When Ancient and Modern Diseases Collide: Evidence from Kiribati on the link between diabetes and tuberculosis
E Hospice: New free resource on developing peer support for people with dementia
E Hospice: Palliative care and privatisation
E Hospice: Dying with Dignity: Hope for Rwanda as a post genocide society

Risk Factor News

TobaccoFree Kids and FCA: Taxation and Price: Countering Industry Claims
NEJM: Lowering LDL Cholesterol Is Good, but How and in Whom?
PLoS: Assessing Breast Cancer Risk: Beyond the Angelina Effect
BioMed Central: Whole grains and all-cause and cause-specific mortality – are there associations beyond the established relationships with cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes?
BioMedCentral: Systematic reviews on selected nutrition interventions: descriptive assessment of conduct and methodological challenges


Cancer Research UK: Programme Director, International Tobacco Control
The Union, Asia Pacific Office: Senior Technical Adviser, Data for Health Initiative
The Union, Asia Pacific Office: Program Officer, Road Safety Initiative
Center for Global Development: Intern, Global Health

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