Category Archives: Non-communicable Diseases

Saving lives, spending less: A strategic response to noncommunicable diseases

by Virginia Arnold, Melanie Bertram, Suvi Härmälä et al. World Health Organization, 2018 20 pp. 3.8 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/272534/WHO-NMH-NVI-18.8- eng.pdf?ua=1 The publication reveals, for the first time, the financing needs and returns on investment of the WHO cost-effective and feasible “Best … Continue reading

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Management of errors and development cooperation

Did the arsenic disaster in Bangladesh lead to consequences? by Helmut Jaeger curare – Journal of Medical Anthropology, 40(2017)4 10 pp. 132 kB https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/Delivery.cfm/SSRN_ID3164042_code2979899.pdf? abstractid=3164042&mirid=1 The precautionary principle is widely accepted in international law to guide decisions about proposed interventions. … Continue reading

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Where There Is No Psychiatrist: A Mental Health Care Manual

2nd edition by Vikram Patel and Charlotte Hanlon The Royal College of Psychiatrists, March 2018 360 pp. 16.6 MB in 25 PDF files (packed with pkzip) https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/where-there-is-no- psychiatrist/47578A845CAFC7E23A181749A4190B54#fndtn-contents Mental illnesses are common and cause great suffering to individuals and communities … Continue reading

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SA’s first health tax – but will it work?

by Kerry Cullinan The South African Health News Service, April 3, 2018 Read online at: https://www.health-e.org.za/2018/04/03/sas-first-health-tax-but-will-it-work/ Over the Easter weekend, South Africa became the first African country to impose an excise tax on sugary drinks, a move that has been … Continue reading

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The growing burden of noncommunicable disease among persons living with HIV in Zimbabwe

by Mikaela Smit, Jack Olney, Nathan P Ford et al. AIDS: March 27, 2018, Vol. 32, Issue 6, pp. 773–782 10 pp. 1.1 MB https://journals.lww.com/aidsonline/Fulltext/2018/03270/The_growing_burden_of_no ncommunicable_disease.11.aspx The authors aim to characterize the future noncommunicable disease (NCD) burden in Zimbabwe to … Continue reading

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The Tobacco Atlas – Sixth Edition

A Companion to the TobaccoAtlas.org Website Editors Jeffrey Drope and Neil W. Schluger The American Cancer Society, Inc, March 2018 58 pp. 6.7 MB http://tobaccoatlas.org/wp- content/uploads/2018/03/TobaccoAtlas_6thEdition_LoRes.pdf Tobacco will kill one billion (1,000,000,000) people this century, if we do nothing. It … Continue reading

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Monitoring Sustainable Development Goal 3: how ready are the health information systems in low-income and middle-income countries?

by Juliet Nabyonga-Orem BMJ Glob Health, 2017;2:e000433, October 2017 5 pp. 278 kB https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5663251/pdf/bmjgh-2017-000433.pdf While keeping the health MDG agenda, SDG3 embraces the growing challenge of noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors. The broader scope of the SDG agenda, the … Continue reading

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Tackling NCDs

‘Best buys’ and other recommended interventions for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases World Health Organization, 2017 28 pp. 2.2 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/259232/1/WHO-NMH-NVI-17.9-eng.pdf?ua=1 This document provides policymakers with a list of ‘best buys’ and other recommended interventions to address noncommunicable … Continue reading

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Guide to Cancer Early Diagnosis

by André Ilbawi, Cherian Varghese, Belinda Loring et al. World Health Organization, 2017 48 pp. 572 kB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/254500/1/9789241511940-eng.pdf?ua=1 Detecting cancer early can effectively reduce the mortality associated with cancer. In resource-poor settings, cancer is often diagnosed at a late-stage of … Continue reading

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Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes

Editors Kathleen Stratton, Leslie Y. Kwan, and David L. Eaton National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2018 613 pp. 6.9 MB https://download.nap.edu/cart/download.cgi?record_id=24952 Despite their popularity, little is known about health effects of e-cigarettes. Some suggest that e-cigarettes likely confer … Continue reading

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