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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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