Posts tagged "non-communicable diseases"
Shared opportunities for action

Shared opportunities for action

The intersection of non-communicable diseases and climate change

Global leaders approve political declaration at UN summit

The nation's first high-level meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations concluded this week with the approval of a political declaration that aims to curb the threat of the world's leading causes of death. Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association and Joan H. Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public...

UN summit offers hope for addressing epidemic of noncommunicable disease

Cynthia Hallet, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights and chair-elect of APHA’s Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Section, is attending next week’s high-level meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations that will focus on developing a global strategy for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, or NCDs. In the commentary below,...

New WHO report maps trends of noncommunicable diseases in all countries

Cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory illness and diabetes account for 63 percent of all global deaths, yet up to half could be prevented, according to a new report, Noncommunicable Diseases Country Profiles 2011, released Wednesday by the World Health Organization. The report profiles the status of noncommunicable diseases in 193 countries and comes in advance...

Global health leaders focus on “new challenge diseases”

International public health leaders and practitioners gathered last week at the 38th annual Global Health Council Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. This year’s theme was entitled “Securing a Healthier Future in a Changing World” with the focus on non-communicable diseases. According to the World Health Organization, the four main non-communicable diseases...