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Pressespiegel: "Air pollution is the ‘new tobacco’, warns WHO head" (The Guardian)
Global Development News
Inter Press Services News Agency: Big Business Capturing UN SDG Agenda?
Over the last two decades since the Global Compact, the United Nations has increasingly embraced the corporate sector, most recently to raise finance needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), i.e., for Agenda 2030. But growing big business influence has also compromised analyses, recommendations, policies and programme implementation, undermining the SDGs.
BMJ: Global health disruptors: The rise of civil society
Op-ed by Nanoot Mathurapote and Weerasak Putthasri.
The disruption and challenges caused by neoliberal globalisation and the inability of global and national governing bodies to respond effectively has led to the emergence of new players, particularly civil society organisations. These groups have caused a disruption in global health governance by advocating for change in many areas of development, including poverty reduction, gender equality, and climate change.
Global Health News
Devex: Older generation at risk of being left behind in push for UHC
Could a lack of data mean older people aren't getting access to the care they need? A new report by HelpAge International and AARP claims the older generation is at risk of being left behind in the push toward universal health coverage.
BMJ: Global health disruptors: Non-communicable diseases
Op-ed by Sania Nishtar.
Non-communicable diseases are front and centre of the discourse around global health. Our emphasis has been on lack of funding, but the issue is much deeper. Non-communicable diseases will radically disrupt the future of global health, and we don’t have the right institutional competencies to deal with it.
The Guardian: Mental illness costs UK £94bn a year, OECD report says
Mental ill-health is costing the UK more than £94bn every year, counting treatment, social support costs and the losses to the economy from people who cannot work, according to the OECD.
Risk Factors News
The Economic Times: Pakistan government to impose 'sin tax' on tobacco
Pakistan will soon impose a 'sin tax' on cigarettes and sugary beverages and that fund would be diverted to the health budget, Minister for National Health Services Aamer Mehmood Kiani has said.
BBC.com: Sugar tax on soft drinks raises £154m
The new sugar tax on soft drinks has raised £153.8m since it was introduced in April, the government has said. The figure, which covers the period to the end of October, means the tax is on track to raise the estimated proceeds of £240m for the full year.
The Guardian: Air pollution is the ‘new tobacco’, warns WHO head
Simple act of breathing is killing 7 million people a year and harming billions more, but ‘a smog of complacency pervades the planet’, says Dr Tedros Adhanom.
The Guardian: 'Diabolical' diets: four in 10 children consume sugary drinks daily
Global study finds one-third of children do not eat fruit daily as countries rich and poor fail to make inroads on malnutrition.
The Guardian: Global food system is broken, say world’s science academies
The global food system is broken, leaving billions of people either underfed or overweight and driving the planet towards climate catastrophe, according to 130 national academies of science and medicine across the world.
Thomson Reuters Foundation: 'What we're eating is killing us' - global nutrition report
Poor diets are among the top causes of ill health globally, accounting for nearly one in five deaths, according to a study published on Thursday that called on governments and businesses to do more to improve eating habits.
Moment of reflection after a whirlwind year
By Beatriz Champagne
As the dust settles on a big year for NCDs, we have time to reflect on the year and think about our role moving forward. Beatriz Champagne of the Healthy Latin America Coalition (CLAS) shares her reflections.
People first: the voices for Universal Health Coverage
By Rikke Fabienke, David Mulabi and Stefan Islandi
Universal Health Coverage means ensuring that everyone, everywhere, can access essential quality health services without facing financial hardship. With NCDs ravaging households and societies, the need for UHC has never been more urgent.
Childs rights: the right approach for governments to protect children from harmful marketing
By Amanda Garde, Mimi Tatlow-Golden and Emma Boyland
States are under pressure to better protect children from the harmful impact that unhealthy food marketing has on them. Recent Unicef and WHO EURO reports explain why a child rights approach is key to securing their right to health.