This September's UN General Assembly high-level meeting (HLM) on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) provides a strategic opportunity to propel the response—from “where do we want to be” to “how do we get there”.
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Members of the East Africa Non-Communicable Disease Alliance convened in Nairobe, Kenya, April 7-9 to discuss the group’s future, potential collaborations and goals to prevent NCDs in the region and country. Sandra Najuna, ... read more →
The incorporation of human rights in health policy and programmes is known to strengthen responses to health problems and help address disparities created or exacerbated by illness yet this remains underexplored in relation t... read more →
Despite the high prevalence of depression among vulnerable Hispanics with rheumatoid arthritis, many do not disclose it or seek treatment. Co-authored by Mellissa Withers, "Perspectives of Vulnerable US Hispanics With Rheumat... read more →
This commentary addresses the article in this issue by Huddle and colleagues concerning the implementation of policies by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine and other academic health centers to n... read more →
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) have finally emerged onto the global health and development agenda. Despite the increasingly important role human rights play in other areas of global health, their contribution to NCD preventi... read more →
None of the human rights treaties mention NCDs explicitly, but “other diseases” as noted in the ICESCR can be understood to include NCDs.
General Comments on the right to health and other rights dra... read more →
The global policy environment relevant to NCDs comprises a range of different types of documents, with different legal and political weight, and with inconsistent attention to human rights.
In these docu... read more →
Globally, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) constitute the leading cause of mortality. In 2008, sixty-three percent of all deaths – 36 million people – were caused by NCDs. Low- and middle-income countries, where the propo... read more →
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