Deutsche Allianz Nichtübertragbare Krankheiten

NCD Alliance Weekly Digest

Wöchentliche Presseschau der NCD Alliance

Aktuelle Nachrichten und Reportagen rund um die Themen „Globale Entwicklung“, „Weltgesundheit“ und „Gesundheitsrisiken“ in einer kompakten Übersicht der Internationalen Allianz Nichtübertragbarer Krankheiten (NCD Alliance)

Global Development News

The Conversation: How recycled water could revolutionise sustainable development

In a world where vital resources are increasingly scarce, nations cannot afford to flush them down the drain. After we use water in our homes and businesses, it is washed away, and takes many valuable resources with it.

The Conversation: How human rights law has been used to guarantee corporations a ‘right to profit’

After at least half a century of prevarication and debate, it looks like the UN Human Rights Council is now serious about developing a new legally binding international instrument on business and human rights

The Guardian: UN experts denounce 'myth' pesticides are necessary to feed the world

Report warns of catastrophic consequences and blames manufacturers for ‘systematic denial of harms’ and ‘unethical marketing tactics’.

UNDP: Human Development Report

The Human Development Report 2016 ’Human Development for Everyone’ sets forward policy recommendations at the national level and also looks at ways in which the global development landscape could be made more effective in the fight to leave no one behind and achieve the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Global Health News

Council on Foreign Relations: Garrett on Global Health

Globalization and the Future of Global Public Goods.

The Guardian: Millions are on the brink of starvation in east Africa. We must act fast

Families in the region are once more forced into a daily struggle to find food. We can help to avoid a repetition of the famine of 1984.

NCD Alliance blog: Momentum towards a more physically active future

This time last year, we published a blog by Trevor Shilton & Laurent Huber calling for much greater attention to physical activity as a risk factor for NCDs. 12 months later, we celebrate progress, advocacy momentum, and political leadership and interest, and explore the stepping stones ahead as the development of a Global Action Plan on Physical Activity gets underway.

BMJ Global Health: ‘We identify, discuss, act and promise to prevent similar deaths’: a qualitative study of Ethiopia's Maternal Death Surveillance and Response system

The inclusion of Maternal Death Surveillance and Response (MDSR) in a country's health strategy is considered a key component of efforts to reduce maternal mortality.1 The WHO has developed guidance for local adaptation and tracks implementation progress across countries,2 and initiatives such as the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health have endorsed the role of MDSR systems in informing maternal health policy.

NCDs News

Journal of Cancer Policy: Building a law and NCDs workforce: A necessity for global cancer and NCD prevention and control

This editorial offers suggestions to inform consideration of what kind of ‘law and NCDs workforce’ might be needed for states to deliver on the commitments they have made, and how we might collectively develop it.

The Lancet: End-stage kidney disease in LMICs: rising to the challenge

This time last year, to coincide with World Kidney Day (March 9), The Lancet launched a campaign to highlight the rising burden of kidney disease and to encourage research partnerships to address gaps in knowledge and care, including the affordability of such care. 

Los Angeles Time: Why global warming could lead to a rise of 100,000 diabetes cases a year in the U.S.

The average temperature rises by 1 degree Celsius, sea levels will rise, crop yields will fall and vulnerable species will see their habitat shrink or disappear.And, a new study suggests, the number of American adults suffering from diabetes would rise by more than 100,000 a year.

NCD Alliance blog: Global diabetes prevalence could make ending TB impossible unless we act now

Raj is one of the several million people affected by tuberculosis (TB) every year. This is the second time in the last three years that Raj has been diagnosed with TB and despite regular treatment is not responding well. A simple blood test showed that Raj has diabetes, which likely activated his TB - and is now leading to the poor outcomes to treatment.

The Guardian: Mental health problems rife among teenagers but teachers lack skills to help

The vast majority of teenagers say they experience “emotional distress” after starting secondary school but claim teachers don’t have the skills to help them, research has found.

Risk Factors News

The Guardian: 'Outrageous': expert slams White House for denying school meals' link to learning

The connection between childhood nutrition and hard educational metrics such as attendance and test performance has been documented repeatedly.

The Telegraph: Hospital food divide: doctors and nurses eat better than sick patients

Prue Leith is calling for the same food standards for hospitals that schools and prisons must adhere to.

Reuters: Food, drink giants plot fightback as India looks to tighten rules

Several food and drink multinationals and trade groups met in recent weeks to discuss how to lobby more effectively against Indian proposals for higher taxes and stricter labelling rules on fatty or sugary foods, sources familiar with the talks said.

The Guardian: Sweet Brexit: what sugar tells us about Britain’s future outside the EU

The vote to leave the EU has sparked a clash between sugar-cane importers and farmers producing homegrown sugar beet. Is this bitter skirmish a microcosm of the big battles to come?

LSE: Why we don’t need the alcohol industry for a strong economy

How would the economy be affected if there was a fall in alcohol consumption? This question is particularly important ahead of the Budget, with the Chancellor deliberating over whether to raise or cut alcohol duty. Drawing on new researchAveek Bhattacharya explains why reducing consumption will actually be good for the economy.