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NCD Alliance Weekly Digest 14 -20 Feb

Global Development News

UN News: New UN initiative to boost access to science, technology for world’s least developed countries

UN News: As Kyoto Protocol turns 10, UN says ‘first critical step’ must trigger new 2015 emissions-curbing deal

UN News: Agriculture must change, UN agency chief tells Paris summit, urging ‘paradigm shift’

ODI: Five myths about governance and development

ODI: If I were Prime Minister: I’d use Britain’s influence to tackle world poverty and inequality

CGD: Does Results-Based Aid Change Anything?

World Bank: Clean Air and Healthy Lungs: How to Better Tackle Air Pollution

World Bank: 73 Countries and Over 1,000 Businesses Speak Out in Support of a Price on Carbon

WEF: How should we pay for the next development agenda?

WEF: Why 2015 is a key year for a new kind of growth

WEF: Lessons from Chile on tackling poverty

DfID: Mozambique’s resource boom – a country at a crossroads?

 Global Health News

WHO: Immunization leaders call for increased political support for immunization in Pakistan

WHO: Getting everyone in the picture by 2024

UN News: UN launches ‘All In’ initiative to end adolescent AIDS

UN News: New UN report urges boosting national-level investment to tackle neglected tropical diseases

Lancet: Emergency Ebola response: a new approach to the rapid design and development of vaccines against emerging diseases

World Bank: Development Partners Support the Creation of Global Financing Facility to Advance Women’s and Children’s Health

World Bank: Citizen Involvement Helps Improve Healthcare in Ethiopia

World Bank: GAVI to seek more innovative financing for 2016-2020

PLoS: Google’s new health search function change the way we manage health?

Devex: The (missing) key ingredient in getting to zero FGM

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

BMJ: Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch: The United Nations general assembly special session on drugs in 2016

BMJ: Aser García Rada: Some thorny questions posed by our response to Ebola

BioMed Central: Health workforce strengthening in fragile and conflict-affected states – a Twitter chat with Conflict and Health #HSRFCAS

NEJM: 3.0 — Behavioral Economics and Insurance Exchanges

 NCDs News

Lancet: Monitoring progress in NCDs: key to accountability

UN News: Rights of people with disabilities cannot be ignored in development agenda, UN experts

WEF: A new understanding of Alzheimer’s disease

Guardian: Lucy Glennon: what her life tells us about the real effects of cuts for disabled people

 Risk Factor News

Lancet: Obesity Series 2015

WHO: New tool helps countries identify foods with too much fat, sugar and salt

PLoS: Plain packaging tobacco: a global battle not yet won

WCRF: Early years key to tackling global obesity epidemic

BioMed Central: E-cigarettes: research priorities

BMJ: Nurture is more important than nature in childhood obesity, study finds

BMJ: Getting sedentary people moving through active travel

BMJ: Smoking in cars carrying children will be illegal in England from October

BMJ: Standardised packs cut adult smoking as well as discouraging young people, evidence indicates

Medical Xpress: Obesity Series exposes ‘unacceptably slow’ progress in tackling soaring global obesity rates over last decade


The Union: Program Officer – Data for Health Initiative (D4HI) The Union Asia Pacific

The Union: Senior Technical Advisors – Data for Health Initiative (D4HI) The Union Asia Pacific

Open Society Foundations: Senior Program Officer, Access and Accountability, New York

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