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NCDs Weekly Digest 20 July 2015

 

Global Development News

UN News: ADDIS: UN officials hail outcome of conference on development financing as first milestone of 2015

UN News: ADDIS: important financing roles of private investment, business highlighted at UN conference

CGD: How Much Do We Really Know about Multinational Tax Avoidance and How Much Is it Really Worth? Comments Welcome!

ODI: The Addis Agreement: a good foundation, now time to build

ODI: Why and how a country lens matters for the SDGs 

Devex: As #FFD3 kicks off in Addis, civil society raises red flags

Devex: What happens when you invest in girls and women? 

Post2015: Can sport make a valuable contribution to the post-2015 agenda?

WEF: How blended finance can help create sustainable development

World Bank: Without public sector partners, how can international organizations like the World Bank combat corruption?

World Bank: Economic growth and climate action – a formula for a low carbon world

World Bank: We have to work together, focus on results to achieve the SDGs

 

Global Health News

UN News: ADDIS: UN and partners launch key financing platform to end maternal, child mortality

WHO: New report: Investing in public health offers large gains in health, the economy and other sectors

WHO: Health inequities in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: selected country case studies

WHO: Ethiopia Launches 10-Year Strategy and Plan of Action to Increase Access to Medicines by Transforming Local Pharmaceutical Industry

World Bank: Small & Medium Enterprise Support Project Helps Local Health Clinic Acquire New Technology to Expand

Devex: Why capacity building needs to smarten up

Devex: Untied aid has been increasing — but has it been effective?

Lancet: How much donor financing for health is channelled to global versus country-specific aid functions?

Lancet: Human and planetary health: towards a common language | Sustainable human development—but how? | Climate change—what health professionals might do about it | Governance for planetary health and sustainable development | Governance for planetary health and sustainable development | Planetary health: a new science for exceptional action

BioMed Central: Is poverty linked to health outcome?

WEF: Lessons from India on improving women and children’s health

NEJM: The Trans-Pacific Partnership — Is It Bad for Your Health?            

PLoS: Dismantling gains in global health? Country-level finance indicators could be a step backwards.

NY Times: Unravelling the relationship between climate change and health

Huffington Post: In the age of travel, tuberculosis knows no borders

 

NCDs News

WHO: 2014 Mental Health Atlas published | Global health workforce, finances remain low for mental health |New UN report finds ‘huge inequalities’ in global mental health services, calls for more investment

BMJ: Jack O’Sullivan: Managing overdiagnosis

Lancet: Community health workers as partners in the management of non-communicable diseases

Lancet: US states shun HPV vaccination

Lancet: Disparities in end-of-life care

HelpAge: Responding to Myanmar’s disease transition

BioMed Central: Bringing together patients and researchers in dementia research

Biomed Central: Why is understanding breast cancer risk important for women?

MobiHealthNews: Mayo Clinic joins new JV to reinvent smartphone-based diabetes management

The Hindu: Juvenile diabetes is a socio-economic problem

 

Risk Factor News

WHO: The economic and health benefits of tobacco taxation

DevPolicy: Should Australia partner with Coke in the Pacific?

BMJ: The BMJ Today: Hiking the price of fizz

WCRF International: Stop marketing unhealthy food & drinks to children

WCRF International: Food pricing to promote health

WCRF International: Physical activity & children – we need innovative approaches

BioMed Central: They can walk the talk but… why Government failed to make walking a public health policy?

Guardian: Doctors demand a 20% tax on sugary drinks to fight UK obesity epidemic | ‘Taxing sugary drinks is not the solution.’

Guardian: Nearly 9,500 people die each year in London because of air pollution – study

Guardian (Australia): ‘Rate of teens abstaining from alcohol almost doubles in 13 years, study.’

BBC: ‘Sugar intake should be halved.’ 

UK Health Forum: UK Health Forum welcomes SACN’s revised recommendations on dietary sugars and fibre 

Telegraph: ‘Overweight cartoon characters influence kids to eat more.’

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