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Pressespiegel: "We need to speak louder and act for diabetes & other NCDs" (NCD Alliance)

Sheila Vasconcellos is a journalist living with type 1 diabetes in Brazil. Here she writes of how both challenges and opportunities - like being a Bakken Invitation Honoree - have inspired her to be a powerful voice of change for NCDs.

Global Development News

The Conversation: Discrimination against fat people is so endemic, most of us don’t even realise it’s happening
When we think of prejudice and discrimination, most of us tend to think of overt attacks, harassment, or discriminatory behaviour. Blatant examples of prejudice do still occur with depressing frequency, but for most members of stigmatised groups, it is not these experiences that shape their daily lives.

The Lancet: Offline: Can the Global Fund survive?
France will host the Sixth Replenishment Conference for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in 2019. The result may make or break the Global Fund.

UN Women: From where I stand: “If women are empowered, we can create more peaceful societies”
Papiya Parvin from Debhata Upazilla, Bangladesh, has just bought a cow to start her own farm. She is also the first woman from her village who travelled to Tokyo to share her experience as part of a UN Women and BRAC programme that is empowering women to curb the rising tide of extremism in rural communities.

OHCHR: Deprivation of liberty in the name of public health must stop – UN rights expert
Countries around the world must stop routinely locking up citizens because of stigma, prejudice or health conditions, says the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Dainius Pūras.

The Guardian: The US children working in tobacco fields: 'I wanted to help my mama'
Lax laws and the farm economy structure allows teens to work the fields, and laborers say they see ‘no alternative’.


Global Health News

The New York Times: U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials
A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.

The Washington Post: How a flood of corporate funding can distort NIH research
The agency doesn’t police its conflicts of interest well enough.

Blog Plos: Using tech to fight the good fight
Lucy Richards transfers lessons learned from the corporate world on how to use technology in Global Health.

The Independent: Netherlands considering paying people to cycle to work in effort to cut road congestion
Dutch government wants to encourage people to cycle 'three billion kilometres more' than at present. 

Reuters: Malnutrition the 'challenge of our time', say award winners
Malnutrition is the “challenge of our time”, with diet-related disease afflicting almost every country in the world, the winners of a $250,000 prize dubbed the Nobel for agriculture said on Monday.


NCDs News

NCD Alliance: We need to speak louder and act for diabetes & other NCDs
Sheila Vasconcellos is a journalist living with type 1 diabetes in Brazil. Here she writes of how both challenges and opportunities - like being a Bakken Invitation Honoree - have inspired her to be a powerful voice of change for NCDs.

The Guardian: James Blake speaks out about struggle with depression
Musician says he has sought treatment for ‘suicidal thoughts’, and urges public figures to help remove stigma about mental illness.

AllAfrica: Tanzania: Call - Go Digital in Fight Against Ncds
For Tanzania to register significant success in curbing Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs), the country must now leverage the growing digital technology.

NCD Alliance: Battling NCDs in rural Nepal
His is just one example of people living with noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in rural Nepal, and the suffering and difficulties they face when accessing health services. They are yet another example of why NCDs need to be given global attention and priority.

News Medical: Prostate cancer test results may be affected by obesity, shows study
University of Adelaide research shows that the results of the most widely used test for prostate cancer may be affected by obesity.

BBC: Mental health: Children failed at vulnerable point
The care of young people with mental health problems is suffering when the time comes for them to move to adult services in England, an inquiry says.


Risk Factors News

The Conversation: Extreme stress during childhood can hurt social learning for years to come
Previous research on the consequences of early life stress and child maltreatment shows that these children will be more likely to develop a multitude of social and mental health problems.

NewFood: English children consume more than a year’s worth of sugar in six months
The statistic was published by Public Health England and used to highlight its Change4Life campaign which promotes healthy choices for children.

Devex: Opinion: How tobacco control can boost sustainable development
Tobacco use is a leading cause of preventable death. It kills more than 7 million people every year, a number that will increase without intensified action. This figure alone places tobacco control as a public health priority.

The Conversation: Alcohol’s health benefits hard to prove, but harms are easy to document
Partially because it is such a commonly used substance, heavily marketed and glamorized in pop culture, Americans’ comfort with and acceptance of alcohol is high.

The Telegraph: Major new study shows Chile's sugar tax has sharply reduced sales of sugary drinks
Chile’s sugar tax seems to be successfully chipping away at the nation’s preference for all things sweet, according to new research.

The Tobacco Atlas: Telling the evidence-based truth about illicit trade in Colombia
It is a recurrent experience in many countries around the world: the tobacco industry expends enormous effort to undermine tobacco tax increases.