Global health policy

7 mins
07/September/2021

Addressing Diabetes through Traditional Indigenous Ways: Listen, Learn, Act

Confronting the burden of type 2 diabetes with Indigenous populations. By Jeff Cyr
10 min
12/August/2021

A global health convergence for approaching infectious and noncommunicable diseases

How can healthcare systems be prepared for a broad array of population requirements? By C. Norman Coleman, Eugenia Wendling & Donna O’Brien
8 min.
01/July/2021

Kenya shines light on mental health crisis sweeping Africa

African policymakers are increasingly committed to combatting poor mental health but many obstacles remain
9 min.
06/June/2021

Integrated health care has to happen

The pandemic has shown that NCDs and infectious diseases are closely linked and health systems must be reformed accordingly
7 min.
03/June/2021

Overcoming key barriers to quality diabetes care around the world

Despite innovations in diabetes treatment and management over the past 100 years, more collaboration is needed to overcome current obstacles. By James Anderson
7 min.
25/May/2021

The thyroid, the organ below the radar

It's time to categorize thyroid disorders as a distinct group of non-communicable diseases. By Teofilo O.L. San Luis Jr.
7 min.
06/May/2021

A goal without a plan is just a wish – the importance of national cancer control plans

Discussing the lack of a national cancer strategies and the potential ways to fill the. By Zuzanna Tittenbrun and Sonali Johnson
10 min.
22/April/2021

People power as the driver and disruptor for the NCD agenda

Should we give PLWNCDs a stronger voice and more direct input in managing their own conditions? By Kwanele Asante & Bruno Helman
8 min.
06/April/2021

Build health systems where conventional services cannot reach

How can the “three Cs” of health delivery — community-led, connectivity and collaborations — help to build more flexible health systems for hard-to-reach populations? By Rich Bryson
10 min.
24/March/2021

Addressing the Unmet Needs of People Living with Diabetes: 100 years after the discovery of insulin

2021 represents the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin and the official launch of the new WHO Global Diabetes Compact. Still, many are unable to access or afford the necessary medication and supplies needed to self-manage their diabetes on a day-to-day basis. By Molly Guy
7 min.
15/March/2021

Reflecting on Women and NCDs in COVID-19 Times

If we are to build a more equitable world, we must start reflecting on women and NCDs in COVID-19 times. By Nalini Saligram & Deepa Prahalad
11 min.
24/August/2020

Pandemic builds potential for better global health

The novel coronavirus pandemic has exposed the fault lines in both global and national health infrastructures, highlighting inequalities and structural flaws. There has never been a timelier moment to focus on how to improve the resilience of health systems
16 min.
24/August/2020

The hidden health crisis

A decade of initiatives to combat non-communicable diseases have failed to curb their growth. Policymakers need a more comprehensive approach that recognises the complexity of these health failures and takes lessons from successful infectious disease campaigns
24/August/2020

NCDs in numbers

Key figures on the prevalence and funding of non-communicable diseases
10 min.
24/August/2020

Contagion of a social kind

Non-communicable diseases and their risk factors seem to be common among certain groups of friends and families. Genetic reasons aside, the concepts of social contagion, shared spaces and a tendency for similar people to associate (known as homophily), might explain why these diseases appear to be more infectious than their name suggests