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Why the NCD response needs universal health coverage

Chelsey R Canavan & Jonathan Jay | Lancet Global Health Blog | “Universal health coverage (UHC) and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are high priorities in global Read More

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First WHO report on suicide prevention

More than 800 000 people die by suicide every year – around one person every 40 seconds, according to WHO’s first global report on suicide prevention, published today. Some 75% of suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries. Pesticide poisoning, hanging and firearms are among the most common methods of suicide globally. Evidence from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the United States and a number of European countries reveals that limiting access to these means can help prevent people dying by suicide. Another key to reducing deaths by suicide is a commitment by national governments to the establishment and implementation of a coordinated plan of action

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Ebola, NCDs and SDGs, China vaccines and more | WHO Bulletin

Highlights from the September 2014 issue:   •       Testing treatments for Ebola virus disease •       Noncommunicable disease control and development goals •       China vaccines enter global market •       Identifying frail elderly patients before it’s Read More

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Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – October 22, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Last week, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) brought together collaborators from the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Program for a series Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – October 20, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Last week, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) brought together collaborators from the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Program for a series Read More


Mental Health Reflection – You are not weak.

This week, guest blogger Ashley Ng writes a reflective piece and poem on Mental Health, as Mental Health Day rolls by. Ashley is a PhD student at Deakin University and lives with diabetes. NCDFREE have recently launched their global campaign called #TheFace of NCDs. NCDs or Non-Communicable Diseases are health conditions that are non-infectious and cannot be passed from one person to another.


U.N. Considering New Entity To Tackle Global Nutrition Challenges, Devex Reports

Devex: A new U.N. body to combat global malnutrition? “The United Nations is considering setting up a new body to address global malnutrition as early as next month, Devex has learned. Tentatively called ‘U.N. Nutrition,’ the new entity will be headed by UNICEF and the World Food Programme, according to well-placed sources within civil society…More


Evaluation of an inter-professional training program for student clinical supervision in…

Background: As a response to an Australian shortage of clinical health, nursing, and medical placements, Commonwealth Government funding has been directed to expand student training opportunities and increase the competence and number of available clinical supervisors.


Ban Calls For Improved Care For Schizophrenia On World Mental Health Day

U.N. News Centre: On World Mental Health Day, Ban calls for improved care for schizophrenia “Suffering from schizophrenia should not have to mean enduring ‘a life sentence of isolation and poor physical health,’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said [Friday] as he urged the creation of better support networks and services for people living with the mental…More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Weekly Media Report – October 6-10, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: From September 30 to October 3, 2014, IIRU team members, including director Adnan Hyder, senior technical director David Bishai, faculty member Katharine Allen and Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – October 9, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: From September 30 to October 3, 2014, IIRU team members, including director Adnan Hyder, senior technical director David Bishai, faculty member Katharine Allen and Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – October 8, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: From September 30 to October 3, 2014, IIRU team members, including director Adnan Hyder, senior technical director David Bishai, faculty member Katharine Allen and Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – October 7, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: From September 30 to October 3, 2014, IIRU team members, including director Adnan Hyder, senior technical director David Bishai, faculty member Katharine Allen and Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – October 6, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: From September 30 to October 3, 2014, IIRU team members, including director Adnan Hyder, senior technical director David Bishai, faculty member Katharine Allen and Read More


Is There a Role for PPPs in Cancer Control?

This week, Harvard graduate and World Bank consultant Toni Kuguru writes on the role of Public-Private Partnerships in cancer control, focusing on resource-poor settings. Pan Africa Life Cancer Challenge 2014 In July, nearly 500 people ascended onto the grounds of the Nakuru Athletic Club to receive free cancer screening.  Spread across six counties in Kenya, this was the third of six free screenings conducted as part of the Pan Africa Life Cancer Challenge 2014.  While cancer is the third leading cause of death in Kenya only after infectious and cardiovascular diseases[1], routine cancer screening – a cost-effective preventative measure – is alarmingly low throughout the country.  Therefore to raise awareness of cancer and the importance of routine screening and early detection, Pan Africa Life has partnered with the Africa Cancer Foundation, Philips Healthcare and public, private, semi-private health providers to offer one day of free cancer screening in six counties. In three cancer screenings, a total of 1,820 men and women were screened for prostate, cervical and breast cancer. Patients waiting to be screened at the Nakuru Athletic Club Cancer in Kenya – a few facts The three most prevalent cancers are cervical, breast and prostate cancers and these three are responsible for almost a quarter of all cancer-related deaths[2].


Non-Communicable Disease: It’s Our Challenge, We Need Your Help.

This week, Alessandro covers the launch of a new campaign aiming to put a face and a narrative to the leading cause of global deaths – NCDs. Fresh from NCDFREE, this crowd-sourced, online community celebrates those living with and NCD, or affected by one. Fact: in 2013, three out of five global deaths resulted from an NCD. Fact: the true face of the global epidemic of NCDs is not an older, richer, American male – but likely to be under 70, living in poverty and probably living in Asia. Watch and share this short film to learn more


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Weekly Media Report – September 22-26, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recently, JH-IIRU team members, including assistant professor, Kavi Bhalla, post-doctoral fellow Nino Paichadze, assistant scientist Shivam Gupta, senior technical advisor, David Bishai and director, Read More


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