The World Heart Federation has launched the Emerging Leaders Programme, a new programme to support the development of experts who will collaborate, research and act to reduce premature mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD) globally by at least 25...
20 Nov 2013
19 Nov 2013
Launch of new World Cancer Declaration at the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit in Cape Town, South Africa.
Originally launched in 2006, the World Cancer Declaration (the Declaration) has helped to bring the growing cancer crisis to the attention of...
18 Nov 2013
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) - mainly cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory disease - are not just one of the world’s most pressing health concerns but also a significant development challenge. They impede social and economic development and are...
12 Nov 2013
Pneumonia: a disease for all ages
While World Pneumonia Day, marked on 12 November each year, was established in 2009 to bring awareness to the leading killer of children under 5 years of age, an editorial in this month’s...
WCRF-International Releases Two Publications on Obesity Prevention and Effective Policies for Healthier Diets24 Oct 2013
World Cancer Research Fund International released two new publications.
23 Oct 2013
Peter Piot explains his work for the past year as a member of the Oxford Matin Commission for Future Generations, a group of international leaders working to identify how progress can be delivered on critical challenges such as addressing the global burden of chronic disease and...
18 Oct 2013
The UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health has launched a call for case studies on ways to better engage and empower patients in their own care.
17 Oct 2013
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the World Health Organization, announces that it has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans.
They state that there is, 'sufficient evidence that exposure to outdoor air...
11 Oct 2013
Launched on October 11 2012, this is the second year we celebrate this special day dedicated to promoting girls' human rights, highlight gender inequalities that remain between girls and boys and address the various forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls...
07 Oct 2013
The Cameroon Coalition against Tobacco has launched a petition for the adoption of an anti-smoking law in Cameroon.
Click here to learn more and sign in the petition (English) and...