Leading thoughts from global health experts

10 min.

Freeing the World from Type 2 Diabetes

Q&A retrospective about Innovative Thinking for a Type 2 Diabetes-Free World
10 min.

The Journey to Create a Cross-Sector Partnership for NCDs in Kenya

Enabling national and local health systems in Kenya to manage chronic diseases for all patients. By Anne Stake & Eric Angula
10 min.

The Price of Prediabetes: A Growing Threat to Emerging Markets

Following up on our recent FGH Talk in which Vanessa Candeias, and Helen McGuire emphasised the threat diabetes poses to low and middle-income countries (LMICs).
15 min.

Using the Law to Combat NCDs

How can laws be a powerful tool to prevent NCDs and facilitate support for those affected by them? Reflection by Hayley Jones
5 min.

Can blockchain unblock NCD funding solutions?

Innovative funding strategies like blockchain could be the unexpected remedy to NCD financing solutions. By Andrea Feigl
5 min.

Checking the box for better maternal and child health

Checking a box on a child's health card has the ability to drastically improve maternal and child health. By Anil Kapur
5 min.

The Sugar Crossroads: Timely diabetes intervention is key

Numbers of patients with type 2 diabetes is rising globally. The best way to curb this is to start intervention at the prediabetes or “impaired glucose” stage. By Aimee Andag Silva
6 min.

Investing in chronic care: Sustainable financing models for type 1 diabetes

A hundred years after the discovery of insulin, children still die from diabetes, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). What do we need to ensure access and affordability of type 1 diabetes treatment? By Ann-Lise Mikolajczak
5 mins

The importance of people-centred care in treating NCDs

Confronting the epidemic of NCDs requires an approach that is tailored to people, rather than diseases. By Dr. Mamsallah Faal Omisore, Tineke de Groot & Dr. Anna Fraser
8 min.

Obesity and mental health: Addressing stigma and misconceptions

Where does stigma and weight bias arise from? And how do we reframe perceptions of obesity? By Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford & Lesly Samara Vejar Renteria
8 mins

Response to mental health crisis needs to start with primary health care

Addressing the mental health crisis through primary health care has been demonstrated to increase access to care in a cost-effective and accessible way. By Dr. Nanthalile Mugala and Dr. Muyiwa Tegbe
7 mins

Addressing diabetes through traditional Indigenous ways: listen, learn, act

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

The promise of digital health innovations for people living with diabetes

Digital health tools show enormous potential in care and treatment for people living with diabetes, especially in low-resource settings. By Ann-Lise Mikolajczak & Herb Riband
7 min.

Ending Rheumatic Heart Disease is achievable if we put our hearts and minds to it

Preventable, yet persistent. Learn more about rheumatic heart diseases. By Jeremiah Mwangi
10 min

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
7 min.

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
10 min.

To manage syndemics think like an octopus

Reimagining health care will require both efficiency and exploration. By Anne Stake
8 min.

Community health workers key to cost-effective prevention

Local health care workers will play a critical role in providing affordable preventive care. By Devang Vussonji and Heri Marwa
7 min.

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.

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

Cancer is a challenging disease for all health systems, and the lack of a national cancer strategy can make it more difficult for them to be accountable and aware of best practices. A global health partnership is helping countries to fill this gap. By Zuzanna Tittenbrun and Sonali Johnson
6 min.

Building a GPS for doctors – the potential of learning elimination in health care

Overcoming the challenge of training frontline health care workers to deal with exceedingly complex conditions could be done through digital training tools. By Michael Calopietro
10 min.

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.

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.

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.

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
10 min.

Blended finance solutions to the NCD funding gap

Funding for non-communicable disease care doesn’t match the need, but blended finance is a promising opportunity. By Thomas Roades & Andrea Feigl
5 min.

Digital health care can bring fairer access for all

Well-designed digital health solutions— those that provide quality care that is truly accessible and available for all, including the poorest and most vulnerable communities—require investment and the right regulatory framework. By Katie Dain & Lobna Salem