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

Jeffrey L. Sturchio | Posted 07.11.2014 | 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 06.23.2014 | 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.

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.

Cancer Rises in Africa, a Continent Unequipped to Deal With it

David J. Olson | Posted 11.20.2011 | World
David J. Olson

HIV-positive Africans have a 30-90 times higher risk of Kaposi sarcoma, a 5-times higher risk of lymphoma and at least twice the risk for cervical cancer compared to HIV-negative Africans. Yet most African languages don't have a word for cancer.

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.

Non-Communicable Diseases: A Women's Health, Rights and Empowerment Issue

Nalini Saligram | Posted 11.06.2011 | World
Nalini Saligram

Non-communicable diseases are the #1 killer of women. A staggering 50,000 women lose their lives to NCDs every single day. More than 1,000 women die from cardiovascular disease, one of the four main NCDs, every hour.

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.

We Need Measurable Outcomes From the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs

Nalini Saligram | Posted 10.17.2011 | Impact
Nalini Saligram

By not agreeing to final language about what the world should do to tackle NCDs, our public leaders broke our trust.

Women: A Powerful Solution to the Non-Communicable Diseases Crisis

Nalini Saligram | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact
Nalini Saligram

Women are powerful. Women are central figures in every family, affecting the health -- and future -- of children everywhere. Women also shape world ...

Building A Global Movement: Putting NCDs on The Radar

Nalini Saligram | Posted 07.17.2011 | Home
Nalini Saligram

How many people know that there is a major UN High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) this September? Or, for that matter, what NCDs are in the first place?