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From Latin America to Africa, Immunization Goes Viral

This week is World Immunization Week, a global effort to highlight the importance of immunization as a life-saving intervention that guards against preventable diseases. For its part, the World Health Organization wants to highlight the need to reach the 22.4 million infants who are not fully immunized at 12 months.
26 April 2013 read more

Adult Obesity: Lost Cause or Opportunity?

It seems as though in some ways we’ve accepted adult obesity as the new normal. Seven out of 10 people in the U.S. are either overweight or obese, conditions that lead to increased risk for high blood pressure, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
24 April 2013 read more

Mothers: The Women Behind Today’s ‘Women in the World’

Women in the World brought together some of the most influential female leaders from across the globe to discuss pressing issues affecting women today. But what stood out in most of the presentations was a mention of one unifying driving force behind each of these remarkable changemakers: their mother.
17 April 2013 read more

Addressing the Rise of NCDs – Taking a Multi-sectoral Approach

Non-communicable diseases – including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory disease – have become a global epidemic. They do not simply affect the industrialized world – 80% of the deaths from these diseases occur in low- and middle-income countries. Collectively NCDs have surpassed infectious diseases as the leading cause of death in all regions of the world with the exception of Africa.
28 March 2013 read more

The Evolving Role of the Private Sector in Global Health

Why is it that we can buy Coca-Cola beverages virtually anywhere, when basic health products like oral rehydration therapy or condoms are unavailable in many of those same places? In a blog for The Huffington Post, Senior Partner Jeffrey L. Sturchio and Princeton's Adel Mahmoud discuss how we can apply the relevant expertise of the private sector to new health initiatives through public-private partnerships for the improvement of global health.
06 March 2013 read more

World Cancer Day: Treatment Should Not Be a Luxury

All of us have been touched by cancer, whether personally or through the experience of our families and friends. In a blog for The Huffington Post, Senior Partner Jeffrey L. Sturchio and UICC CEO Cary Adams call on the global community to step-up its efforts to address cancer and other NCDs.
04 February 2013 read more