Chronic diseases: The global epidemic

Chronic diseases: The global epidemic

The WHO’s first “Global Status Report” defines noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular disorders, cancer or diabetes as a “slow-motion catastrophe.” Newly industrialized and industrializing countries are the greatest victims of these noncommunicable diseases. 80% of deaths due to cardiovascular disorders, cancer or diabetes were recorded among the poor and under-privileged populations in developing and newly industrializing countries. (Photo: World Granny/flickr)

Jun 02, 2018

Sugar, tobacco, and alcohol taxes to achieve the SDGs

STAX approach

The Lancet "More than a decade after the adoption of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, there is compelling evidence that raising tobacco prices ...

May 07, 2018

Air pollution inequality widens between rich and poor nations

The Guardian "Rich cities have improved, but pollution in poorer countries is still rising and kills 7 million people a year globally, WHO data reveals.

May 07, 2018

Novartis Foundation announces implementation partners for Better Hearts Better Cities urban health initiative in São Paulo, Brazil

Press release

Brazil | Novartis Foundation

Novartis Foundation Less than three months after the selection of São Paulo, Brazil as the third city of the urban health initiative Better Hearts Better Cities, the Novartis ...

Apr 20, 2018

Neuer Aufschwung für die Palliativmedizin?

The Lancet Palliativmedizin, obwohl aus ethischer Sicht unverzichtbar, fristet innerhalb der Medizin ein Schattendasein, denn sie verweist auf die Grenzen und mitunter ...

Apr 19, 2018

Dringende Empfehlung an die Politik

Stellungnahme von Ilona Kickbusch

WHO Independent High-level Commission on NCDs Um dem Tsunami der chronischen Krankheiten Herr zu werden, der gegenwärtig auf viele Länder zurollt, muss die Politik dringend die Verantwortlichen ausserhalb ...

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