Category Archives: Global Health

Assessing the economic costs of unhealthy diets and low physical activity: an evidence review and proposed framework

by Christine Joy Candari, Jonathan Cylus et al. European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, 2017 114 pp. 1.6 MB http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/342166/Unhealthy-Diets-ePDF- v1.pdf?ua=1 Unhealthy diets and low physical activity contribute to many chronic diseases and disability; they are responsible for some … Continue reading

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Issue Brief – Planetary Health

United Nations Development Program (UNDP), 19 June 2017 2 pp. 921 kB http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/HIV- AIDS/Health/ISSUE%20BRIEF%20Planetary%20Health.pdf?download Planetary Health, a new trans-disciplinary field, calls for new efforts to simultaneously safeguard human health and the natural systems that underpin it. It encourages integrated approaches … Continue reading

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Mosquitoes that spread Zika virus could simultaneously transmit other viruses

by Mary Guiden Colorado State University, 19 May, 2017 Read online at: http://source.colostate.edu/mosquitoes-spread-zika-virus-simultaneously-transmit- viruses/ A new study led by Colorado State University researchers found that Aedes aegypti, the primary mosquito that carries Zika virus, might also transmit chikungunya and dengue … Continue reading

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World Population Prospects – The 2017 Revision

Key Findings and Advance Tables United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, 2017 53 pp. 1.7 MB https://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/Publications/Files/WPP2017_KeyFindings.pdf The 2017 Revision of the World Population Prospects builds on previous revisions by incorporating additional results from the 2010 … Continue reading

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UNICEF Annual Report 2016

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), June 2017 84 pp. 6.0 MB https://www.unicef.org/publications/files/UNICEF_Annual_Report_2016.pdf This report details the results achieved by UNICEF for and with children worldwide in 2016. It covers the organization’s programme work, humanitarian action, partnerships and advocacy efforts in … Continue reading

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Online course: Public Health in Humanitarian Crises

Created by Johns Hopkins University https://www.coursera.org/learn/humanitarian-public-health This course introduces a set of public health problems experienced by people affected by natural disasters and/or conflict. It discusses the many changes in people’s lives when they are uprooted by a disaster, ranging … Continue reading

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Realizing the Demographic Dividend in Africa

http://health.bmz.de/events/Events_2017/realizing_demographic_dividend_africa/index.html Are the potential economic benefits of demographic change in Africa ready to be seized? At the 2017 European Development Days GIZ brought this question to the fore in a lab debate, taking a closer look at the opportunities and … Continue reading

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The New European Consensus On Development ‘Our World, Our Dignity, Our Future’

European Union, June 2017 54 pp. 445 kB http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2017/06/pdf/european- consensus-on-development-2-june-2017-clean_final_pdf/ The New European Consensus on Development is a common framework for European development efforts, applying to all EU Institutions and all Member States, which commit to work more closely together. … Continue reading

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Building Communication Capacity to Counter Infectious Disease Threats

Proceedings of a Workshop (2017) Rapporteurs: V. Ayano Ogawa, Ceci Mundaca-Shah, and Joe Alper National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Health and Medicine Division; Board on Global Health; Forum on Microbial Threats; 139 pp. 2.2 MB https://download.nap.edu/cart/download.cgi?record_id=24738 Building communication … Continue reading

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As polio approaches elimination, transition poses risk

by Adva Saldinger Devex, 13 June 2017 Read online at: https://www.devex.com/news/as-polio-approaches-elimination-transition-poses-risk-90383 As donors gear up for a final push to eradicate polio, the aid community is beginning to consider what elimination would mean for global health. Many countries’ health systems … Continue reading

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