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NCDs Weekly Digest December 2015

Global Development News

UN News: On eve of Paris climate summit, UN weather agency delivers ‘bad news’ for planet, cites record heat
World Bank: 4 concrete ways to move the Philippines’ public-private partnership programs forward
WEF: 5 maps on the state of global inequality
WEF: 7 things to know about the Paris climate talks
ODI:  ODI on the new UK aid strategy
ODI:  Will the SDGs influence domestic policy? Some lessons from the MDGs
CGD: Financing for Adaptation to Climate Change: Ensuring the Most Vulnerable Are Covered
Post2015: SDG Indicators and Data: Who collects? Who reports? Who benefits?

Global Health News

UN News: West Africa cannot recover from Ebola epidemic on its own – senior UN health official
UN News: Adolescent deaths from AIDS have tripled since 2000, warns new UNICEF study
UN News: UN seeks common European strategy on health care for refugee and migrant influx
UN News: Ban establishes eminent panel to help broaden access to quality medicines at affordable costs
WHO: Improving nutrition outcomes with better water, sanitation and hygiene
WHO: Uganda Launches the National Medicines Policy (NMP) and National Pharmaceutical Sector Strategic Plan III (NPSSPIII)
Lancet: Strengthening the human face of capacity: three lessons from Asia
World Bank: New Index Reveals Gap between Rhetoric and Reality on Universal Health Coverage
Devex: UHC: A viable proposition for India?

NCDs News

Lancet: Diabetes and tuberculosis co-epidemic: the Bali Declaration
Lancet: A roadmap for better mental health in New York City
WHO: This week – WHO/GCM Dialogue on NCDs and international cooperation

 Risk Factor News

WCRF: Men & preventing cancer – what do we know?
WCRF: Is westernisation of lifestyle in South Africa affecting cancer risk?
BMJ: E-cigarettes and children: advocates walking on both sides of the street?
PLoS: Taking Action: Small Victories with Big Impacts
NEJM: Time to Reassess Blood-Pressure Goals
BioMed Central: Engaging families in physical activity research: a family-based focus group study
Journal Public Health: Alcohol consumption for different periods in life, intake pattern over time and all-cause mortality


World Lung Foundation / The Union: Assistant Director, PR & Marketing
World Lung Foundation / The Union: Communications Manager, Data for Health
HelpAge International: Consultant, Development National Strategic Plan for NCDs
HelpAge International:Consultant, Costing of National Strategic Plan on NCDs


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