Category Archives: Non-communicable Diseases

Health Policy and Planning Supplement: Achieving integration for stronger health systems: lessons from integrating sexual & reproductive health and HIV services

Health Policy and Planning, Vol. 32, Issue suppl_4, 1 November 2017 Access all articles for free at: https://academic.oup.com/heapol/issue/32/suppl_4 The articles in this Supplement clearly illustrate that any focus on integrating health services needs to include a broader systems-wide, people-centred approach … Continue reading

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Tobacco tax reform at the crossroads of health and development

Technical report of the World Bank Group global tobacco control program Executive summary by Patricio V. Marquez and Blanca Moreno-Dodson Worldbank Group, 2017 20 pp 420 kB http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/726831505802275018/pdf/119792-v1- REVISED-TobaccoTaxReform-ExecutiveSummary-web-002.pdf There is a policy measure that can simultaneously save millions of … Continue reading

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As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan

by Donald G. McNeill Jr. The New York Times, 7 October 2017 Read online at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/07/health/africa-cancer-drugs.html In Africa, even the most treatable cancers can be a death sentence. The disease takes 450,000 lives annually. Working with the American Cancer Society, … Continue reading

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The End of HESP-News Briefing and RSS Feed

Dear colleagues, 20 years ago “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit” (GTZ) made use of the upcoming electronic communication by starting a Newsletter called “Health, Population, and Nutrition (HPN) – News & Notes” mainly for Information exchange between headquarters and its … Continue reading

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Mercury in Women of Child-Bearing Age in 25 Countries

by Lee Bell IPEN and Biodiversity Research Institute, September 2017 70 pp. 7.8 MB http://ipen.org/sites/default/files/documents/update_18_sept_mercury-women-report- v1_5.pdf Toxic levels of mercury are widespread in women of childbearing age in 25 countries due to gold mining, industrial pollution and fish-rich diets. Women … Continue reading

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Noncommunicable Diseases Progress Monitor 2017

by Leanne Riley, Hebe Gouda, Melanie Cowan et al. World Health Organization, 2017 234 pp.  1.5 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/258940/1/9789241513029-eng.pdf?ua=1 The Progress Monitor provides data on 19 indicators in all of WHO’s 194 Member States. The indicators include setting time-bound targets to … Continue reading

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Preventing Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) by Reducing Environmental Risk Factors

Editorial consultant: Vivien Stone World Health Organization, 2017 16 pp. 1.4 MB http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/258796/1/WHO-FWC-EPE-17.01-eng.pdf Common, preventable risk factors, such as physical inactivity, unhealthy diet and the harmful use of alcohol and tobacco consumption, have long been recognized risks to health. What … Continue reading

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Dementia prevention, intervention, and care

Commissions from the Lancet journals Published: July 20, 2017 Read online at: http://www.thelancet.com/commissions/dementia2017?dgcid=email- advocacy_email_dementia2017 Dementia is the greatest global challenge for health and social care in the 21st century: around 50 million people worldwide have dementia and this number is … Continue reading

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Health Systems for Ageing Societies in Asia and the Pacific

by Ajay Mahal & Barbara McPake Health Systems & Reform – Published online 03 August 2017 11 pp. 1.1 MB http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/23288604.2017.1356429? needAccess=true The most recent statistics available suggest that the share of population aged 60+ years and over in the … Continue reading

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Integrating Mental Health and HIV Services in Zimbabwean Communities: A Nurse and Community-led Approach to Reach the Most Vulnerable

by Malia Duffy, Melissa Sharer, Helen Cornman et al. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, Vol. 28, No. 2, March/April 2017, 186-198 13 pp. 329 kB http://www.nursesinaidscarejournal.org/article/S1055-3290(15)00224-1/pdf Alcohol use and depression negatively impact adherence, retention in care, … Continue reading

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