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The looming co-epidemic of TB-Diabetes

Diabetes, an immunocompromised state, significantly increases the risk that person will develop tuberculosis (TB) infection. A new report released by The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Read More

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October 29 – World Stroke Day

Mary G. George, MD, Deputy Associate Director for Science and Senior Medical Officer, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC. On October 29, 2014, for World Stroke Day, the World Stroke Organization will launch a new campaign around women and stroke. Every year 3.2 million women die of strokes globally, including more than 75,000 women in the United States, and thousands of other women are suffer long-term disabilities resulting from stroke.  The “I Am Woman” campaign emphasizes that women are more at risk of having a stroke and, in many cases, are the primary caregiver to a family member who suffers a stroke. The global campaign raises awareness about the special challenges of stroke in women and how women can reduce their risk and protect their health

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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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Rwanda Program Provides Lessons On Providing Cancer Care To Poor

Nature Reviews Cancer: Bringing cancer care to the poor: experiences from Rwanda Rwanda Health Minister Agnes Binagwaho, Lawrence Shulman of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and colleagues from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Rwandan Ministry of Health, and Partners in Health “…[T]he scientific yields of recent decades that have dramatically advanced oncology therapies and saved innumerable…More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – October 30, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Dr. Adnan Hyder, director of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit, along with Dr. Kent Stevens, associate director, Read More


Almost 25M People In Sahel Experiencing Food Insecurity, OCHA Estimates

IRIN: Nearly 25 million food insecure in Sahel “Food security and malnutrition rates across the Sahel are deteriorating, due in large part to ongoing conflict and instability in the Central African Republic (CAR), northern Mali, and northeast Nigeria, according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)…” (10/29).


Experts Warn Of TB-Diabetes Co-Infection

Reuters: Experts sound alarm as diabetes fuels cases of TB “Cases of tuberculosis are set [to] accelerate worldwide unless action is taken to curb diabetes, a chronic condition that weakens the immune system and triples the risk a person will develop the lung disease, health experts warned on Wednesday…” (Hirschler, 10/29).


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – October 29, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Dr. Adnan Hyder, director of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit, along with Dr. Kent Stevens, associate director, Read More


The looming co-epidemic of TB-Diabetes

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Diabetes, an immunocompromised state, significantly increases the risk that person will develop tuberculosis (TB) infection. A new report released by The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – October 28, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Dr. Adnan Hyder, director of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit, along with Dr. Kent Stevens, associate director, Read More


October 29 – World Stroke Day

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Mary G. George, MD, Deputy Associate Director for Science and Senior Medical Officer, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC. On October 29, 2014, for World Stroke Day, the World Stroke Organization will launch a new campaign around women and stroke. Every year 3.2 million women die of strokes globally, including more than 75,000 women in the United States, and thousands of other women are suffer long-term disabilities resulting from stroke.  The “I Am Woman” campaign emphasizes that women are more at risk of having a stroke and, in many cases, are the primary caregiver to a family member who suffers a stroke. The global campaign raises awareness about the special challenges of stroke in women and how women can reduce their risk and protect their health


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – October 27, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Dr. Adnan Hyder, director of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit, along with Dr. Kent Stevens, associate director, Read More


The greatest health threat you’ve never heard of, but need to know about.

If you have a conversation with someone about the leading cause of global deaths, discussions will usually turn to Ebola, HIV or TB. Even more so, when we think of the biggest killers in the world’s poorer nations, we tend to think of infectious pandemics, under-nutrition or problems resulting from a lack of clean water and sanitation. At the same time, when we think of challenges like diabetes, heart disease, obesity and cancers, we tend to think of lazy, aged populations living with too much, in rich communities. But in reality, both of these statements are completely false – and both insidious yet widespread myths have dire consequences on the health of our populations. This is where a new conversation around the facts becomes crucially important for Global Health.


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Weekly Media Report – October 20-24, 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 23, 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


Efua Dorkenoo, Pioneer To End FGM, Dies Of Cancer At Age 65

News outlets report on the death of women’s rights activist Efua Dorkenoo, who pioneered the movement to end female genital mutilation. The Guardian: Efua Dorkenoo OBE, the ‘incredible African female warrior,’ has died “Efua Dorkenoo, widely seen as the mother of the global movement to end female genital mutilation, has died after undergoing treatment for…More


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


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