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Global Health Keeps Chaos Away
Under-Secretary General of the United Nations; Chair, UNITAID
Global threats are rising. Rising inequity, rising discontent against political leaders, extremism, terrorism. As we grow more globalized, more inter-connected, so do we grow more vulnerable to each other's difficulties.
Stopping a Silent Killer in Africa
So, how can we meaningfully address NCDs worldwide? It must be done through strategic partnerships, where we leverage the skills and expertise of each player. It's only then can we build healthier and wealthier communities.
The Truth About the Global Cancer Burden
John R. Seffrin
CEO, American Cancer Society Inc.
Of all of the myths about cancer, I believe one of the most harmful misconceptions today is that cancer is a disease exclusive to wealthy, or developed, countries such as the United States.
Cancer Rises in Africa, a Continent Unequipped to Deal With it
David J. Olson
Global health communications expert
HIV-positive Africans have a 30-90 times higher risk of Kaposi sarcoma, a 5-times higher risk of lymphoma and at least twice the risk for cervical cancer compared to HIV-negative Africans. Yet most African languages don't have a word for cancer.
Non-Communicable Diseases: A Women's Health, Rights and Empowerment Issue
Non-communicable diseases are the #1 killer of women. A staggering 50,000 women lose their lives to NCDs every single day. More than 1,000 women die from cardiovascular disease, one of the four main NCDs, every hour.
September's UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases Stalled
Diabetes advocate, author, speaker and coach
Non-communicable diseases threaten almost every nation's health and our global financial stability. Now leaders of the world's most advanced nations are delaying, and may refuse, to commit to do much to prevent people from dying.
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