Deutsche Allianz Nichtübertragbare Krankheiten

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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: The carbon footprint of tourism revealed (it’s bigger than we thought)
The carbon footprint of tourism is about four times larger than previously thought, according to a world-first study published today in Nature Climate Change.

UNDP: Reducing corruption could help prevent violent extremism
Curbing corruption can contribute to preventing violent extremism. Research is gradually emerging on the linkages between corruption and violent extremism but remains a work in progress.

IISD: UN Climate Change Launches First-ever Annual Report
The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change has launched its first-ever annual report, which details 2017 achievements, the future of the climate change process, and what UN Climate Change is doing to support, encourage and build on the global response to climate change.

UN Women: In Bangladesh, women garment workers gain confidence, promotions and better futures
The project was designed to help women get into positions of decision-making, not only at home and in the community but at the workplace as well.

The Guardian: NHS will no longer have to share immigrants' data with Home Office
Minister announces U-turn over key element in ‘hostile environment’ immigration policy.

Devex: Opinion: How incentivizing small tobacco farmers can change livelihoods
Tobacco use is responsible for 7 million deaths a year. Yet its use isn’t the only problem; tobacco cultivation harms farmers’ health, drives deforestation, pollutes water supplies, and is associated with child labor and poverty.

The Guardian: What is the true cost of eating meat?
As concerns over the huge impact on the environment, human health and animal welfare grow, what future is there for the meat industry, asks Bibi van der Zee ?

Devex: Cities and NCDs: The struggle toward a smoke-free Kathmandu
This is part of a miniseries on how cities are tackling NCDs in the line up to the third United Nations high-level meeting on NCDs.


Global Health News

The Conversation: Health care is an essential human right – and so is a proper diagnosis
Health is a human right. And yet, the sad reality is that, 40 years after the Alma Ata declaration pledging “Health For All,” half the world is still without access to essential health-care services.

Project Syndicate: Bringing Gender Equality to Global Public Health
Organizations advocating for improved public health around the world have fallen woefully short when it comes to addressing gender disparities, both in the work they do and in their own operations.

The Lancet: Sexual and reproductive health and rights for all: an urgent need to change the narrative
The link between population and development was affirmed at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo with the adoption of the Programme of Action, which brought a sharper focus on women and introduced new concepts such as sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights.

The Huffington Post: 'I Stepped Into The Office And Felt Like My Chest Was Being Ripped Open': Three In Four Britons Overwhelmed By Stress
'Stress is one of the great public health challenges of our time.'

The New York Times: Even a Little Exercise Might Make Us Happier
According to a new review of research about good moods and physical activity, people who work out even once a week or for as little as 10 minutes a day tend to be more cheerful than those who never exercise.

Narratively: My Life as a Public Health Crisis
As a fat woman working in food justice, I see firsthand how even those trying to help continue to spread dangerous stereotypes about obesity and poverty.

The Guardian: Embrace Mediterranean or Nordic diets to cut disease, WHO says
Major study suggests Britain could lower its rates of cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease by promoting the diets.

The New York Times: The World Doesn’t Need Trans Fats
Trans fats are responsible for about 540,000 deaths around the world every year — deaths that could be avoided if countries banned the use of industrially produced partially hydrogenated oils, which can be replaced with healthier options like vegetable oil.


NCDs News

The Guardian: Cancer: 'If exercise was a pill it would be prescribed to every patient'
The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia has launched its position statement on the role of exercise alongside surgery, chemotherapy or radiation in cancer care.

NCD Alliance: Elevating hypertension on the public health agenda
Marking World Hypertension Day on May 17, the World Heart Federation (WHF) is taking stock of its recent initiatives to accelerate progress in the management and prevention of raised blood pressure and to elevate this significant public health issue on the global health agenda.

UN News: Mental health ‘neglected issue’ but key to achieving Global Goals, say UN chiefs
Mental health remains one of the most neglected global health issues, even though it is critical to the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by world leaders, top United Nations officials have said at an event in London.

Plos: Gender and NCDs: Benign neglect in the face of a gaping window of opportunity
NCDs are finally having their moment. NCDs are finally not only on the agenda, but on the top of many.

Healthworld: National Consultation to felicitate creative thinking for NCD implementation in India
The aim of this consultation was to address implementation challenges in Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and prioritize actions for effective implementation.

The Guardian: Zimbabwe moves to protect women from spiralling cervical cancer rates
Major campaign to vaccinate young girls against human papilloma virus expected to reach almost every corner of country.

NCD Alliance: Joining the fight against NCDs in Cameroon with optimism fuelled by collaboration
28-year-old Ferdinant Mbiydzenyuy shares his insights on the NCD situation in Cameroon, his experience of setting up and working as Program Coordinator for the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services (CBCHS) NCD Prevention and Control Program, and what drives him to keep going.


Risk Factors News

The Guardian: Enough liberal hand-wringing – raising alcohol prices is not class war
There must be curbs on an industry that makes most of its money from exploiting addicts.

The Conversation: Sweet power: the politics of sugar, sugary drinks and poor nutrition in Australia
Unhealthy diets and poor nutrition are leading contributors to Australia’s burden of disease and burgeoning health-care costs. In 1980, just 10% of Australian adults were obese, today that figure is 28% – among the highest in the world.

The Guardian: Fat-shaming children at school is no way to fight obesity
Weighing pupils and measuring their girth could push them into eating disorders.

NPR: Tobacco Smoke Residue Can Become Airborne Again Indoors
You might be breathing chemical residue from tobacco smoke in indoor spaces where no one has smoked for years. This was the surprise finding of a new study published in the journal Science Advances.

Mother Jones: Alcohol Raises Cancer Risk. Does Quitting Lower It?
Does quitting actually help? In other words, if drinking raises your risk of cancer, does quitting—or cutting back—bring it down?

The Guardian: London mayor to ban junk food ads on tubes and buses
Sadiq Khan calls child obesity ‘a ticking timebomb’, affecting 40% of the capital’s 10-year-olds

The Conversation: Why alcohol health warning labels are a good idea: findings from the latest Global Drug Survey
Drink-driving and drinking while pregnant are socially unacceptable in many countries, yet when it comes to other alcohol-related health risks, public awareness is low.

The Guardian: Warning drinkers of cancer risk could reduce consumption, survey finds
Drinkers were asked to read a number of advisory messages and say which might persuade them to drink less.