Dr. Samira Asma, Chief, Global NCD Program, CDC Over the past 18 years, I’ve worked with Ministries of Health and other partners in 180 countries to advance CDC’s overarching global health goals and accelerate strategies for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and injuries. NCDs and injuries are responsible for millions of premature deaths, especially in low- and middle-income counties (LMICs). As public health practitioners, we have an important opportunity to work collaboratively to accelerate and scale up implementation of proven prevention and treatment strategies and measure their impact.
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Background: The burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD risk conditions is rapidly increasing in low- and middle-income countries, where health systems are generally ill-equipped to manage chronic disease.
Since 2006, Ines Contreras has contributed her experience and warmth to many roles at PATH, including a breast health project in Peru. Although small in size, the project is making a big difference in the lives of thousands of women. Laura Anderson, an editor at PATH, recently talked to her about that work. Q: Can you tell […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA brainstorming session with one of PATH’s global leadersAs Myanmar changes, PATH is hereMonks, mobile phones, and motorbikes: tradition and change in SE Asia ;
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Wall Street Journal: The Climate Agenda Behind the Bacon Scare Julie Kelly, cooking instructor and food writer, and Jeff Stier, leader of the risk analysis division at the National Center for Public Policy Research “…With United Nations climate talks beginning in a few weeks in Paris, the cancer warning [linked to processed and red meats]…More
From the PATH office in Yangon, located in a modern seven-story condo building, I look down on a busy thoroughfare choked with buses and cars, and across a skyline of apartment rooftops increasingly dotted with cellular antennas and satellite dishes. But we can also see a simple outdoor vegetable market where I often stop, like many locals, […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesMonks, mobile phones, and motorbikes: tradition and change in SE AsiaWhat innovation really looks likePhilanthropy: the fuel that powers lifesaving innovation ;
Humanosphere: New optimism in the hunt for an AIDS vaccine In this podcast, Gabe Spitzer of KPLU speaks to Larry Corey, virologist, former president and CEO at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and founder of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network, about “why he’s optimistic these days about our chances of finding an effective HIV…More
WHO has received a number of queries, expressions of concern and requests for clarification following the publication of a report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) relating to processed meat and colorectal cancer. IARC was established 50 years ago through a resolution of the World Health Assembly as a functionally independent cancer agency under the auspices of WHO. Its programme of work is approved and financed by its participating states.
New York Times: Meat as a Cause of Cancer Editorial Board “The latest cancer report from the World Health Organization provides persuasive evidence that eating meat can cause cancer, but the risk is very small for most people. … While the absolute risk of eating processed meats like sausage or corned beef is low, people…More
U.N. Dispatch: Getting Cancer on the Global Health Agenda In a guest post, Anees B. Chagpar, associate professor of surgery at Yale University, assistant director for global oncology at Yale Cancer Center, and director of the Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital, discusses the importance of reducing the global cancer burden as part of the…More
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Ruth Colagiuri is an Hon Associate Professor at the Menzies Centre for Health and School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, New South Wales Australia. Her chief interest is in the interface between NCDs and economic and environmental sustainability and human development. This piece is a shortened version of a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health in August, 2015. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and climate change may seem like strange bedfellows but on closer examination their common causal associations become more evident. For example: the way we live in over-urbanized, under-vegetated cities; eat high calorie, carbon intensive, mass produced food; work at sedentary, over-automated jobs with minimal incidental physical activity; and get around inactively in pollution producing cars