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Weekly Digest NCDs Articles October 2014

Compiled by Jessica Beagley

Please find below this week’s selection of interesting news stories and reports. If you come across any interesting articles or reports, please do share them with me and I will include them in next week’s digest.

Global Development News

UN News: On International Day, UN urges efforts to support South-South cooperation

UN News: Voices of indigenous peoples must be heard on issues affecting them, UN rights body told

UN News: Post-2015 development agenda takes centre stage as General Assembly’s 69th session opens

UN News: Gaps in commitments by developed countries hamper progress on MDGs – UN

UN News: Economic growth possible even while tackling climate change, UN-backed report finds

Development Progress: The race to ensure both environmental sustainability and human development

Devex: Want PPPs to work? Let civil society, private sector make decisions too

Future United Nations Development System: The SDGs – what are the ‘means of implementation’?

WEF: How can the G20 remain relevant?

WEF: Why education policies matter for equality

Bond: Inequality in a post-2015 framework 


Global Health News

UN News: UN reports one million children die on first day of life from mostly preventable causes

UN News: World hunger falls, but number of undernourished remains ‘unacceptably high’ – joint UN report

WHO: New data show child mortality rates falling faster than ever

WHO: Highlights of RC64 day 1 – Focus on more equitable, sustainable health for Europe

World Bank: Vietnam: Huge progress in expanding social health insurance, but challenges remain in reaching universal coverage

World Bank: ‘Catastrophic’ Costs if Ebola Not Contained

PLoS: When Implementing Universal Health Coverage, Context Matters

Devex: Strengthening health systems: 5 tips for DfID (and other donors)

Devex: Should donors consider hygiene over health care?

Devex: South-South cooperation: Protecting indigenous peoples from NTDs

CGD: “We Are Running Out of Time” – A Letter from the Front Lines of Ebola

CGD: A Healthy Dose of Good News in Global Health

Dev Policy Blog: The G20 and global health – towards convergence?

BioMed Central: We need stronger evidence to make the case for close-to-community health providers

BBC: Ebola ‘threat to world security’- UN Security Council

Medical Xpress via PLoS: World Health Organization policy improves use of medicines

NCDs News

Lancet: Why the NCD response needs universal health coverage

UN News: UN rights office hails ratification of disability convention by 150 States as ‘major milestone’

eHospice: Do we recognise the human rights of people with a disability?

UWI: Using data to tackle non-communicable diseases


Risk Factor News

WHO: Europe leads the world in eliminating trans fats

BioMed Central: The nutrition transition, a global public health problem

BioMed Central: We are all sweet enough; it’s time for less sugar now

BioMed Central: The Jolie effect – increasing options for patients

NPR: Diplomats And Lawyers Try To Define ‘Culturally Acceptable Food’

Medpage Today: Diabetes: Statins May Reduce Microvascular Risk

Huffington Post: 10 Everyday Ways to Lower Your Risk of Cancer

Time: New Insight On Alzheimer’s: What Increases Your Risk

Daily News: Kidney cancer is not a high profile disease lbut it does affect 60,000 to 70,000 Americans yearly

BioScience Technology: Breaking News: Prediabetes Ups Cancer Risk 15%

Wall Street Journal: Alzheimer’s Prevention for 30-Somethings With No Symptoms



International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems: General Secretary
American Lung Association: Tobacco Cessation and Health Policy Intern

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