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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.

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?"

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).

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.