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Mexican Doctor Studies at PIH University in Rwanda

Photo by / Zacharias Abubeker for UGHEDr. Kurt Figueroa (right) and Nurse Sebishyimbo François (left) see patients for their oncology consultations at Butaro District Hospital in Rwanda. Dr. Kurt Figueroa is a student at the University of Global Health Equity, a Partners In Health institution that launched in 2015 and trains health professionals in Rwanda how to manage the challenges of providing health care in poor places.

The People Behind the Numbers: Diabetes Lessons from Guatemala

This entry was originally posted at Global Health Now. It’s easy to become numbed by the global diabetes epidemic. Almost every week, it seems, new numbers are released Read More

Sharing truths of terminal illness in rural Guatemala

Over the last four years I have visited communities in rural Guatemala with Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance, a civil society organization providing health Read More

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Global health in 2017

I don’t know about you, but I am still in that weird part of the dawning year where writing the date seems like I am playing main stage in a Hollywood ‘sci-fi’ movie. Where the four numbers of 2 – 0 – 1 – 7 seem more of something I would associate with flying cars and robot servants, than the ‘here and now’. But strange as it may seem we are well into the New Year and as the pace of the world reflects the pace of passing time, I can’t help but wonder if we actually do live in the future. So to speak. We now call for a cab via west coast America using a democratized application on a globally connected device no bigger than our palm, manufactured on another continent and possessing the technological potency we could never have even dreamt of just a decade ago – linked to another billion similar devices through millions of miles of fibre-optics spanning the entire planet


Innovation, Partnerships, Political Will Crucial For Continuing Progress Against Infectious…

New Dawn Liberia: Confronting the Next Global Health Challenge Jörg Reinhardt, chair of the Novartis Board of Directors “…[W]hile mortality rates from infectious diseases are declining, developed countries’ sedentary lifestyles, tobacco use, and poor diets are catching on in the developing world, and [noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)] such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer are increasing…More


Sustained diabetes risk reduction after real life and primary health care setting…

Real life implementation studies performed in different settings and populations proved that lifestyle interventions in prevention of type 2 diabetes can be effective.


Change in life expectancy with type 2 diabetes: a study using claims data from lower Saxony,…

This study estimates life expectancy with and without type 2 diabetes for individuals in Lower Saxony, Germany in order to detect a trend in population health.


Impact of weight maintenance and loss on diabetes risk and burden: a population-based study in…

Weight loss in individuals at high risk of diabetes is an effective prevention method and a major component of the currently prevailing diabetes prevention strategies.


Mexican Doctor Studies at PIH University in Rwanda

Photo by / Zacharias Abubeker for UGHE

Photo by / Zacharias Abubeker for UGHEDr. Kurt Figueroa (right) and Nurse Sebishyimbo François (left) see patients for their oncology consultations at Butaro District Hospital in Rwanda. Dr. Kurt Figueroa is a student at the University of Global Health Equity, a Partners In Health institution that launched in 2015 and trains health professionals in Rwanda how to manage the challenges of providing health care in poor places.


WHO Recommends People Become More Active To Help Prevent NCDs

U.N. News Centre: With more people sedentary, U.N. health agency urges everyone to get moving “Not enough exercise contributes to cancer, diabetes, depression, and other non-communicable diseases, according to the United Nations health agency, which is urging people to get up and get active. … WHO’s Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of…More


Innovation, Partnerships, Political Will Critical To Addressing Global NCDs

Project Syndicate: Confronting the Next Global Health Challenge Jörg Reinhardt, chair of the Novartis Board of Directors “…[W]hile mortality rates from infectious diseases are declining, developed countries’ sedentary lifestyles, tobacco use, and poor diets are catching on in the developing world, and [noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)] such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer are increasing at…More


Big Soda muddies science, politics

The American Beverage Association’s Let’s Clear It Up site is a one-stop shop for all your burning beverage, marketing, and health questions: MYTH High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) causes obesity and diabetes. FACT Actually, the American Medical Association has concluded that HFCS, a common liquid sweetener made from corn, is not a unique contributor to either obesity or type 2 diabetes. In fact, HFCS is so similar to sucrose (table sugar) that your body can’t tell the difference between the two, and processes both in the same way. Despite its name, HFCS it is not high in fructose and, just like sucrose, it is a combination of two simple sugars – glucose and fructose.


Recognizing World Diabetes Day, News Outlets Examine Disease’s Rising Rates In Nigeria,…

Deutsche Welle: Diabetes on the rise in Nigeria “…According to the World Health Organization (WHO), diabetes will become the seventh leading cause of death by 2030. … [M]any of those who have diabetes are poor Nigerians whose income is hardly sufficient to meet the expense needed to manage the disease. Dr. Adedoyin Ogunyemi, a public…More


A Typical, and Inspiring, Day with Eudeli Velasquez

Photo by Leslie Friday / Partners In HealthCommunity health worker Eudeli Velasquez at her husband’s family home in Reforma, Mexico. It’s not yet noon in Reforma, Chiapas, and the sun sizzles the empty dirt roads crisscrossing this small rural town in the Sierra Madre mountains. Those who venture outside walk slowly and stay within the shadows cast by overhanging corrugated metal rooves. Men wear wide-brimmed hats and women carry umbrellas to create personal bubbles of shade. Eudeli Velasquez, 23, stops by the Reforma health clinic and lingers in the cool of the awning


The People Behind the Numbers: Diabetes Lessons from Guatemala

This entry was originally posted at Global Health Now. It’s easy to become numbed by the global diabetes epidemic. Almost every week, it seems, new numbers are released Read More


WHO urges global action to curtail consumption and health impacts of sugary drinks

11 October 2016 | Geneva – Taxing sugary drinks can lower consumption and reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay, says a new WHO report.


Food at the heart of healthy and sustainable cities

Urbanisation is occurring at a dramatic pace worldwide. As the Habitat III Conference draws to a close this week in Quito, Ecuador, Natalie Molino and Sudhvir Singh explore how the New Urban Agenda can be an opportunity to re-imagine a model of sustainable urban development that nourishes people and the planet.   Health and the New Urban Agenda This week, the topic of cities will be in the global spotlight at the Habitat III conference, in Quito, Ecuador. This event will result in the finalisation of the New Urban Agenda – a policy document that will guide urban development across the globe for the next two decades.


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