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NCD Alliance Weekly Digest 6-13 Feb

Global Development News

UN News: Closing thematic debate, UN Assembly President urges better funding for post-2015 development

UN News: Partnerships key for future development agenda, says UN Economic, Social Council President

UN News: 21st century ‘hottest’ on record as global warming continues – UN

WEF: 3 key steps to eliminating hunger

World Bank: How much “social inclusion” is enough?

World Bank: Climate Change Complicates Efforts to End Poverty

ODI: Sub-Saharan African countries are failing to plan for climate change

ODI: Adapting development: why it matters and 3 ways to do it

CGD: A Better Measure of Shared Prosperity

Devex: Changed landscape requires new ways of paying for development


Global Health News

WHO: African First Ladies Unite to End Polio

UN News: UN health agency urges stepped-up surveillance to prevent spread of measles in the Americas

Lancet: Ebola: lessons learned from HIV and tuberculosis epidemics

Lancet: Solving Statelessness, Saving Lives

Lancet: Ebola crisis: the unequal impact on women and children’s health

WEF: How to add e-health to the first aid kit

WEF: How Indonesia improved rural sanitation

CGD: Understanding Gavi’s Impact on Vaccination Rates

Intl Journal Health Geographics: On the Internet of Things, smart cities and the WHO Healthy Cities


NCDs News

WHO: New PAHO/WHO publication gives guidance on early diagnosis of childhood cancer

Lancet: Putting palliative care on the global health agenda

World Bank: Scaling Up Universal Health Coverage and Containing Non-Communicable Diseases in the Middle East and North Africa: Challenges, Linkages and Strategies


Risk Factor News

WHO: What everyone needs to know about e-cigarettes

Lancet: Treating obesity seriously: when recommendations for lifestyle change confront biological adaptations

BMJ: Three articles on tobacco – Sale of tobacco in supermarketsConsultation on tobacco law in India; andEnforcing tobacco pack warnings in Indonesia.

BMJ: Five articles on sugar  – Sugar policy; Involvement of public health scientists with food companies; Biased science; England’s responsibility deal; and the Food industry’s motivation to downsize products

FDF: FDF’s response to the BMJ’s sugar series

BMJ: Why there’s no point telling me to lose weight



WHO: Adviser, GCM/NCD

UICC and NCD Alliance: Advocacy Intern, Geneva 
NCD Alliance: Communications Intern, Geneva
IFOAM: Nutrition Expert, North Korea

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