Noncommunicable Disease


Are partnerships the key to making critical progress in Global Health?

When it comes to Global Health, there are a number of challenges that the global health community should be aware of and focused on. Many Read More

Do Mothers Have a Say?

A recent breakthrough in genetic engineering suggests new options in treating genetic diseases while raises ethical concerns. By Yvaine Ye Her phone rang. It was Read More

Global health work: Reflective practice and the joy of letter writing

By Saqib Noor I remember lying in a flimsy hammock, hung between two tall raphia palm trees, swinging gently under a glistening African night sky. I Read More


Enforcing Policies Outlawing Child Marriage, Addressing Underlying Factors Critical To…

The Guardian: The Guardian view on child marriage: wedlock is a padlock for girls Editorial Board “…Worldwide, a girl under 18 is married every two seconds … Child marriage is linked to poverty, curtailed education, domestic violence, and maternal mortality. Young brides are under pressure to have children when they still have the bodies of…More

Global Community Must Recognize Health As Fundamental Human Right

Project Syndicate: The Right to Health Is Universal Michel Sidibé, executive director of UNAIDS, and Dainius Puras, U.N. special rapporteur on the right to physical and mental health “…Health … is a fundamental human right, encompassing both freedoms and entitlements. … Today, we call on world leaders to confront health injustices wherever they see them,…More

U.S. Should Prioritize Addressing Violence Against Women, Girls In Foreign, International…

Foreign Affairs: Violence Against Women and International Security Michelle Sieff, gender, conflict, political economy consultant “…What … can be done to ensure that domestic violence against women and girls is prioritized in U.S. foreign policy and international security policy more generally? First, the Trump administration can build on its passage of the Women, Peace, and…More

Herbicide Glyphosate Wins 5-Year E.U. Approval Amid Debate Over Cancer-Causing Concerns

New York Times: Glyphosate, Top-Selling Weed Killer, Wins E.U. Approval for 5 Years “The European Union voted on Monday to extend its authorization for the world’s best-selling herbicide for an abbreviated period of five years, with France and Germany splitting over the move. … The vote on Monday capped an unusually lengthy and combative European…More

U.S. Secretary Of State Declares Violence Against Rohingya Muslims As ‘Ethnic Cleansing’;…

The Hill: Tillerson declares Myanmar violence is ‘ethnic cleansing’ “Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday declared the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar ‘ethnic cleansing,’ while warning the U.S. government could impose new penalties on Myanmar. In a statement, Tillerson vowed to hold those responsible for the violence to account, and warned that the…More

U.N. Leaders Call For Global Action To Stop Violence Against Women, Reach Gender Equality On…

The Guardian: Sexual violence in war zones at ‘worst ever’ as drive to protect women falters “The head of U.N. Women has condemned the inadequate response to the widespread use of rape and sexual violence in conflicts, and warned that the amount of money dedicated to fighting such war crimes is shrinking…” (Ratcliffe, 11/25). U.N.…More

Policymakers Must Help Nations Provide Access To NCD Care For Newly Arrived Refugees

Foreign Affairs: The Hidden Refugee Health Crisis Jude Alawa, student at Yale University “…[M]illions of refugees [are] suffering from chronic non-communicable diseases — maladies such as diabetes, cancer, and mental illness that cannot pass from person to person but can be devastating if left untreated. As host countries have taken in the world’s displaced, they…More

CGD Examines Ghana Case Study, Offers Suggestions For Finding Efficiencies In National Health…

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: More Health for the Money through Better Purchasing Decisions: The Case of Ghana Kalipso Chalkidou, director of global health policy and senior fellow at CGD, discusses an analysis that examines the role of Ghana’s national health insurance scheme (NHIS) in managing hypertension in the country, writing, “According…More

CDC, State Department, USAID Recognize 16 Days Of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Creating Strength in Numbers to End Violence Against Women & Girls Recognizing the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign that takes place annually between the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25 and Human Rights Day on December 10, Daniela Ligiero, executive director and…More

For First Time, U.S. Proposes Changes To Resolutions Condemning Violence Against Women,…

Devex: U.S. pushes caveats at U.N. on condemning violence against women, children “The Trump administration is pushing for language in two separate U.N. resolutions on women and children that would only condemn violence in certain ‘unlawful’ circumstances rather than a blanket statement of ‘all forms’ of violence.

U.N. Panel Voices Concern Over N. Korea’s Treatment Of Women; Parasites Found In Defector…

Reuters: North Korean women suffer discrimination, rape, malnutrition: U.N. “North Korean women are deprived of education and job opportunities and are often subjected to violence at home and sexual assault in the workplace, a U.N. human rights panel said on Monday. … North Korea told the panel on Nov.

U.S. Secretary Of State Tillerson Meets With Myanmar Leaders, Calls For Independent…

New York Times: Rex Tillerson Tells Myanmar Leaders to Investigate Attacks on Rohingya “…In a five-hour visit in Myanmar [on Wednesday], [U.S. Secretary of State Rex] Tillerson met with Sr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, the nation’s military commander, and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate and head of the country’s civilian government. He…More

Engaging Men In Family Planning Key To Sustainable Efforts, Global Gender Equality

Devex: World Vasectomy Day: How to engage men in family planning efforts Ana Karina De la Vega Millor, country director of DKT Mexico and lead of DKT International’s efforts in Central America, the Caribbean, and Venezuela; and Jonathan Stack, documentary filmmaker and co-founder of World Vasectomy Day “We are living in an era focused on…More

U.S. Congress, U.N. Should Continue To Press For Political Solution In War-Torn Yemen

New York Times: Saudis Try to Starve Yemen Into Submission Editorial Board “…Misery has been Yemen’s lot after more than three years of unrelenting war. … A raging cholera epidemic has sickened some 900,000 people, and 17 million Yemenis are now completely dependent on humanitarian aid for survival. … Impeding humanitarian assistance and using famine…More

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