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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.

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?

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?"

Vaccines to Prevent Chronic Infections

Seth Berkley, M.D. | Posted 11.22.2011 | Impact
Seth Berkley, M.D.

Effectively knocking out non-communicable diseases and the chronic infections that cause many of them will require a comprehensive effort, and immunization belongs at the very heart of such an approach.

We Can Live Longer, Healthier Lives. So Why Don't We?

Thea Joselow | Posted 11.08.2011 | Impact
Thea Joselow

You may not have heard of them grouped this way, but NCDs are diseases like cancer, diabetes, respiratory and cardiovascular illness. They are the kind of sick that... wait for it... causes two out of every three deaths worldwide.

September's UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases Stalled

Riva Greenberg | Posted 10.25.2011 | World
Riva Greenberg

Non-communicable diseases threaten almost every nation's health and our global financial stability. Now leaders of the world's most advanced nations are delaying, and may refuse, to commit to do much to prevent people from dying.