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Weekly Digest NCDs Articles Week 3 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: Funding gap looms amid efforts to tackle ‘twin plagues’ Ebola, ISIL, warns UN rights chief

UN News: UN-backed forum spotlights civil society’s role in fighting hunger, developing food policy

UN News: UN spotlights rural women as ‘force’ that can drive global progress

WEF: By Bill Gates: Why inequality matters – and how to tackle it

WEF: Why equality makes cold, hard economic sense

Devex: Why teachers must be included in the post-2015 education agenda

Devex: Partnerships, trade, inclusivity — private sector engagement dialogue at World Bank

Devex: Extreme poverty projected to drop to 4.9 percent by 2030

WHO: Aligning the agendas of Sustainable Development Goals and the European Environment and Health Process

World Bank: Financing the Post-2015 Agenda: Toward a Shared Vision

World Bank: State of the Africa Region 2014: Using Africa’s Growth to Reduce Poverty, Improve Lives

ODI: Zero poverty? The Sustainable Development Goals aren’t quite there yet

Guardian: The Guardian view of new thinking on global inequality

Guardian: ‘Hidden hunger’ affects 2 billion despite better access to food

AllAfrica: Nigeria: UNFPA Urges Inclusion of Ageing Issues in Post-2015 Agenda


Global Health News

WHO: The right to a safe, healthy and meaningful adolescence

UN News: Ebola response in ‘high-gear’ as UN official warns ‘things will get worse before they improve’

Lancet: Universal Health Coverage in Latin America

Lancet: Realpolitik and global pandemics

Lancet: Putting children at the centre of the end of AIDS

Economist: Ebola in graphics: The toll of a tragedy

Guardian: Deogratias Niyizonkiza: it takes a village to build a hospital

PLoS: Voluntary Male Circumcision as HIV Prevention in Africa

PLoS: The ethics of mobile health technology

World Bank: Myanmar: Essential Health Services Access Project

CGD: Hiring Reform at WHO

HIT Consultant: mHealth: The Most Underutilized Force in Patient Engagement?


NCDs News

WHO: Community-based NCD prevention in the Republic of Korea

WHO: New European code prescribes 12 ways to prevent cancer

WHO: Working for better noncommunicable disease outcomes in Turkey: challenges and opportunities for health systems

WHO: WHO WPRO endorses action plans for tobacco control, mental health and antimicrobial resistance

PLoS: Mental Health Reflection – You are not weak

BioMed Central: Breast cancer awareness: genes, behaviors and subtypes

Huffington Post: World Mental Health Day: Let’s Do It for the Children

Washington Post: Global agenda must include mental health

E Hospice: Great advocacy for children’s palliative care happening in Malawi

The National: Younger women in UAE need breast cancer checks, health experts warn

China Daily: Brazilians more aware of breast cancer symptoms, survey finds


Risk Factor News

Lancet: The effect of rate of weight loss on long-term weight management: a randomised controlled trial

Lancet Comment: Weight loss: slow and steady does not win the race

PLoS: The Truth about Standardized Packaging? Blow Some My Way

PLoS: Big Food Series: Shining a Spotlight on Industry’s Influence on Health

NEJM: The FDA, E-Cigarettes, and the Demise of Combusted Tobacco

BioMed Central: Eating for two? The impact of diet, exercise and obesity during pregnancy

BioMed Central: Making multiple changes to lifestyle factors can reduce risk of developing colorectal cancer

BBC: Sugary drinks warning signs change habits of US teens

Guardian: Energy drinks could cause public health problems, says WHO study



World Heart Federation: Director of Partnerships
Mathiwos Wondu-Ye Ethiopia Cancer Society: Consultant, National Cancer Plan Development
Abt Associates: Project Leader / India Country Program Manager
American Lung Association: Tobacco Cessation and Health Policy Intern

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