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Global Health Keeps Chaos Away

Philippe Douste-Blazy | Posted 11.01.2016 | World
Philippe Douste-Blazy

Global threats are rising. Rising inequity, rising discontent against political leaders, extremism, terrorism. As we grow more globalized, more inter-connected, so do we grow more vulnerable to each other's difficulties.

A Christian Warrior For Health Takes On Chronic Disease After Battling AIDS

David J. Olson | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
David J. Olson

Many Kenyans are surviving AIDS only to live long enough to be killed by NCDs. Annually, 28 million people die from NCDs in low- and middle-income countries like Kenya, representing nearly 75 percent of deaths from NCDs globally.

An Earthquake Strikes? A Flood Hits? Grab the Insulin!

Oleg Chestnov | Posted 05.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Oleg Chestnov

After a disaster, when stress may be ubiquitous and access to medications scant, routine cases of cardiovascular disease, cancer, lung disease and diabetes can quickly evolve into life-threatening emergencies.

World Health Day 2016: Let's Beat Diabetes

Dr. Margaret Chan | Posted 04.07.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Margaret Chan

Together, we can halt the rise in diabetes and provide care to improve quality of life for the millions of people living with the disease.

5 Reasons Why Growing Older Won't Be So Bad In 2016

Michael Hodin | Posted 01.13.2017 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

While 2016 will be full of unknowns, one thing is certain: each of us will grow older. Luckily, that's not such a bad thing. The year 2016 will be a great year to age, as the mega-trend of population aging continues to drive innovation globally.

Sustainable Development Needs Sustainable Financing -- Tackling NCDs Is No Exception

Oleg Chestnov | Posted 08.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Oleg Chestnov

The call for increased investment in noncommunicable diseases is growing louder, from rural hospital doctors to the 12 first ladies in Africa who are calling for more financing to fight cancer on the continent. These voices can no longer remain unanswered.

Stopping a Silent Killer in Africa

Heather White | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Heather White

So, how can we meaningfully address NCDs worldwide? It must be done through strategic partnerships, where we leverage the skills and expertise of each player. It's only then can we build healthier and wealthier communities.

In Africa: Ebola Epidemic Exposes Underlying Cracks in the Health System

Jeffrey L. Sturchio | Posted 10.19.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey L. Sturchio

The outbreak demonstrates the critical need to strengthen health systems overall and dramatically increase the number of health workers, particularly in poor and rural areas where diseases can thrive undetected.

NCDs, Women and the UN Agenda - Public-Private Ingenuity Required

Jeffrey L. Sturchio | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey L. Sturchio

Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death among women, accounting for 65 percent of global mortality. However, there is limited information on the broader social implications of NCDs on women.

Managers Needed to Beat Chronic Diseases

Stephan Rabimov | Posted 08.23.2014 | Impact
Stephan Rabimov

The increasing threat of non-communicable diseases (often called chronic diseases or NCDs) prompted the United Nations, in 2011, to issue the second political declaration on health in its history, the first being on AIDS in 2006.

Tackling NCDs Effectively Will Require More Health Workers

Jeffrey L. Sturchio | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey L. Sturchio

Access to well-trained health workers when you need them should not be an accident of geography.

Proposed Medicare Changes Threaten Nation's Most Vulnerable

Kenneth Thorpe | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Kenneth Thorpe

Instituting ill-conceived changes will not only fail to rein in Medicare's long-term spending growth, but will inflict severe and unnecessary harm on our nation's poor and elderly who are suffering from serious physical and behavioral illnesses.

Bearing the Burden: Global, State and County Evidence to Advance U.S. Health

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 03.22.2014 | Impact
Dr. Derek Yach

Co-authored by Derek Yach, Executive Director, Vitality Institute & William Rosenzweig, Vitality Institute Commission Chair and Managing Partner, Phys...

How Work Can Improve Mental Health Among the Aging

Michael Hodin | Posted 11.07.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Given what we know about depression, mental illness, and the potential economic vitality of a healthy, active aging population, there is one solution that can "move the needle": the age-friendly workplace.

Combat Obesity With Increased Access to Nutritious Foods: Think Globally, Start Locally

Dr. Garth Graham | Posted 12.14.2013 | Impact
Dr. Garth Graham

By creating, supporting and seeking out organizations like these on a global scale, we can create healthier lifestyles and work to make nutritious food easier to access and cheaper to buy.

The Truth About the Global Cancer Burden

John R. Seffrin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
John R. Seffrin

Of all of the myths about cancer, I believe one of the most harmful misconceptions today is that cancer is a disease exclusive to wealthy, or developed, countries such as the United States.

Rwanda's Bold Focus on Cancer Starts With HPV

Tom Murphy | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Tom Murphy

A recent WHO assessment of Rwanda's capacity to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs) found that country failed on every measure.

Private Sector Serious About Tackling NCDs Despite Concerns of Civil Society

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 11.21.2012 | Impact
Dr. Derek Yach

How well is the private sector doing in tackling the rising pandemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which cause nearly two out of every three deaths in the world?

Closing the NCD Divide: A Matter of Equity and Social Justice

Benn Grover | Posted 11.19.2012 | Impact
Benn Grover

Both young and old suffer from NCDs in developing countries. The farther down on the socioeconomic scale one goes, however, the higher the impact on younger populations.

Women Are a Powerful Solution to the NCD Crisis

Jill Sheffield | Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact
Jill Sheffield

We must seize this unprecedented global movement to improve policy and services on the ground for the most vulnerable women and children. Because when you take care of women, women take care of their children and indeed the whole world.

Why Are We So Meek in Demanding Treatment for Non-Communicable Disease?

Princess Dina Mired | Posted 11.13.2012 | Impact
Princess Dina Mired

In the developing world, this inequity is something that we face every day -- the tragedy of cancer typified by a little girl with a disease with a 90 percent chance of a cure who looks at us with big brown eyes, full of unspeakable pain, to ask, "Will you treat me?"

In First Year, Global Fight Against NCDs Gathers Momentum

Sir George Alleyne | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Sir George Alleyne

Despite this progress, much more remains to be done, and it needs to be done urgently. Not only do NCDs account for 36 million deaths a year, their impact is in all countries and is on the rise.

Including Non-Communicable Diseases in the Rio+20 Dialogue on Sustainable Futures

Nalini Saligram | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Nalini Saligram

If the aim of Rio+20 is to create a better future, we're missing an enormous opportunity to address one of the biggest challenges we're facing today: non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Workplace Wellness: Secret Ingredient to Fighting NCDs Based on Report Released at Davos

Perry Yeatman | Posted 03.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Perry Yeatman

Those "cushy" desk jobs, while nice to have, especially during this time of sustained high unemployment, may be slowly doing us in.

International Diabetes Federation Congress in Dubai

Riva Greenberg | Posted 02.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Almost 15,000 participants have descended upon Dubai, part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and where I am now, for the IDF World Congress.