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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 – 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


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


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