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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 connection between childhood nutrition and hard educational metrics such as attendance and test performance has been documented repeatedly.
Prue Leith is calling for the same food standards for hospitals that schools and prisons must adhere to.
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 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?
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 research, Aveek Bhattacharya explains why reducing consumption will actually be good for the economy.