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)

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Sep 07, 2020

Countries Are Falling Behind In Tackling Non-Communicable Diseases, But 2030 Targets Are Still Within Reach

Health Policy Watch "Most countries in the world are not on track to reduce premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCD) by a third by 2030, according to a new NCD 2030 ...

Jul 31, 2020

Statement by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health on the adoption of front-of-package warning labelling to tackle NCDs

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Jul 06, 2020

A Lancet Commission on women and cancer

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May 29, 2020

Primary health care and nutrition

World Health Organisation (WHO) "Globally, dietary factors are responsible for about one in five deaths. In many low- and middle-income countries different forms of malnutrition (including ...

May 27, 2020 / 19-27 May 2020; Virtuell on Zoom

73rd World Health Assembly Week

Join the virtuell discussions by the Global Health Centre

Graduate Institute Geneva To celebrate the 73rd session of the World Health Assembly, the Global Health Centre and partners are organising a series of virtual discussions of critical ...

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