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Weekly NCDs Digest

Dear all,

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: FEATURE: The journey is far from over, UN declares at women’s empowerment event
UN News: Sendai: UN disaster risk reduction conference key to future sustainable development agenda
UN News: Ban says UN-EU strategic partnership key as world faces multiple crises
Lancet: Placing women at the centre of the food system
World Bank: Breaking the Cycle of Chronic Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean

Global Health News

WHO: WHO delivers life-saving medicine to
WHO: Rivers State expands mobile technology for real-time disease surveillance reporting
WHO: Basic Indicators 2014, recently released by PAHO/WHO, describes the health situation and health trends in the Americas based on the latest available data from 50 countries and territories
WHO: WHO issues its first hepatitis B treatment guidelines
UN News: Two UN agencies combine expertise in new partnership to reach zero Ebola cases
UN News: UN policy-making body opens annual session in Vienna; looks to tackle range of issues on narcotic drugs
UN News: Global health partnership has saved 2.4 million women and children since 2010, says UN chief
Lancet: Health-care workers as agents of sustainable development
DfID: Woman + disability = double discrimination
BioMed Central: The World Health Organization and global health estimates: improving collaboration and capacity
World Bank: Development Dialogue: Does Demographic Change Pay a Dividend for Health and Nutrition?

NCDs News

WHO: Ghana launches National Strategy for Cancer Control
WHO: Global scale-up of a PAHO-CDC hypertension project could save millions of lives
WHO: PAHO and Latin American Society of Nephrology call for increased prevention and better access to treatment for kidney disease
WHO: Factsheet on Diabetes in WPRO
Lancet: Disparities in Worldwide Treatment of Kidney Failure
Lancet: Closing the divide: the Harvard Global Equity Initiative–Lancet Commission on global access to pain control and palliative care
Lancet: NICE draft type 2 diabetes guidelines: a cause for concern
Lancet: Optimisation of the continuum of supportive and palliative care for patients with breast cancer in low-income and middle-income countries: executive summary of the Breast Health Global Initiative, 2014
Handicap International: 17 foot and wound clinics powered by CVD Project now operational in Davao City
Guardian: Students afraid to disclose disabilities to potential employers
BMJ: Karen Horridge: Disability matters
BMJ: Kallur Suresh: Prevention and self-management—two pillars for a paradigm shift in thinking about our health
Diabetes: NHS launches type 2 diabetes prevention programme
LSHTM: Responding to non-communicable diseases in the Syrian health crisis

Risk Factor News

WHO: Rwanda hosts high level meeting on tobacco taxation in the African Region
WHO: Residential heating with wood and coal: health impacts and policy options in Europe and North America
Lancet: Would raising tobacco tax in China unfairly burden the poor?
PLoS: Sweetening their own deal
PLoS: The latest findings on sedentary behaviour and mortality
World Bank: Central Europe and the Baltics Need to Prioritize Active, Healthy, and Productive Aging 


Cancer Research UK: Programme Director (Int. Tobacco Control) 
World Heart Federation: Interim Project Manager

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