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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 Weekly Media Report – September 15-19, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: As part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Program, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) has been tasked with training and Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – September 18, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: As part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Program, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) has been tasked with training and Read More


Decline in global hunger threatened by climate change and conflict

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There are 209 million fewer people who face hunger today that did in 1990. Hunger has become an issue of the past for some 100 million people in the last decade alone. This progress is exciting, but recent developments may slow down the rapid decline of hunger, warns the United Nations. In a report released


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – September 17, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: As part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Program, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) has been tasked with training and Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – September 16, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: As part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Program, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) has been tasked with training and Read More


Why the NCD response needs universal health coverage

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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


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – September 15, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: As part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Program, the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) has been tasked with training and Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Weekly Media Report – September 8-12, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recently, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) team members, including research program coordinator, Jeffrey C. Lunnen, director, Adnan Hyder and associated faculty, Aruna Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – September 11, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recently, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) team members, including research program coordinator, Jeffrey C. Lunnen, director, Adnan Hyder and associated faculty, Aruna Read More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Media Report – September 10, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recently, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) team members, including research program coordinator, Jeffrey C. Lunnen, director, Adnan Hyder and associated faculty, Aruna Read More


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

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recently, Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) team members, including research program coordinator, Jeffrey C. Lunnen, director, Adnan Hyder and associated faculty, Aruna Read More


Political Will Needed To Head Off Looming TB-Diabetes Co-Epidemic

The Hill: We must prevent the looming epidemic of TB-diabetes Anthony Harries, senior adviser and director of the Department of Research at the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease “Hall of Fame hockey player Wayne Gretzky had a famously successful strategy: don’t skate to the puck, skate to where the puck is heading. Public…More


UNICEF Document Cites ‘Stunning Figures’ On Malnutrition In Sudan

New York Times: Malnutrition Crisis in Sudan Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “Here’s an internal UNICEF document citing stunning figures for malnutrition in Sudan, particularly in Darfur. … [T]his document suggests that the suffering continues at horrifying levels. … According to UNICEF’s Representative in Sudan, Geert Cappelaere, children are still suffering as much as…More


Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit Weekly Media Report – September 2-5, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS: **Special Announcement** REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! JH-IIRU will host an international symposium on road safety in low- and middle-income countries on October 16, 2014 Read More


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