Monday 20 October is World Osteoporosis Day, with a focus this year on osteoporosis in men. Although one in five men aged 50 and over will suffer a fracture due to osteoporosis, the debilitating disease is all-too-often neglected both by the men at risk, and by health...
17 Oct 2014
17 Oct 2014
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved a US$100 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) to improve maternal, newborn and child health in Myanmar.
The Essential Health Services Access Project is expected to benefit about...
15 Oct 2014
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will play an important part of the programme of the upcoming 2014 World Cancer Congress, with a suite of plenaries, sessions and side events that are of relevance to the...
14 Oct 2014
Tobacco use is one of the major risk factors driving the global epidemic of noncommunicable diseases. NCD s are a major challenge to health and development in the 21st century. They are the leading cause of death and disability worldwide, exacting a heavy and growing toll on...
14 Oct 2014
A government program to provide health insurance for catastrophic illness to households below the poverty line in Karnataka, lowered both mortality rates and out-of-pocket expenses for the residents, according to a recent evaluation published in the leading global health journal...
11 Oct 2014
The first Global NCD Alliance Forum will take place in November 2015, and will be hosted by Friends of Cancer Patients in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
The announcement came at a special side-event taking place last September as part of the UN General Assembly entitled...
10 Oct 2014
The first “Civil Society Report on the Situation of NCDs in Brazil” recently launched by the Alliance for Tobacco Control (ACT+) is now available in English.
07 Oct 2014
The 53rd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) ended on 3rd October, following a week of discussions and decisions about major public health issues in the Region of the Americas.
“The debate has been lively and enriching as we sought to...
06 Oct 2014
Ministers of Health from throughout the Americas agreed on October 1st to promote a set of measures designed to improve mental health care in their countries.
These include the preparation of plans to ensure effective services and prevention programs for people with mental...
02 Oct 2014
Civil society engagement and governmental cooperation will serve to improve the prevention and control of cancer and the elimination of inequities regarding access to health services.
A major commitment to strengthen health policies and financing schemes for the...