Opinion

Leading thoughts from global health experts

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.
23/August/2021

The Promise of Digital Health Innovations for People Living with Diabetes

What are the approaches to address diabetes in 21st century? By Ann-Lise MIkolajczak & Herb Riband
7 min.
19/August/2021

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
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
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
10 min.
26/May/2021

To manage syndemics think like an octopus

Reimagining health care will require both efficiency and exploration. By Anne Stake
8 min.
26/May/2021

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.
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
6 min.
23/April/2021

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

The urgent need of creating digital short-cuts for frontline health workers to gain the expertise & fulfilling the high demand for health care. By Michael Calopietro
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
10 min.
05/January/2021

Blended finance solutions to the NCD funding gap

Funding for noncommunicable disease care doesn’t match the need, but blended finance is a promising opportunity. By Thomas Roades and Andrea Feigl
5 min.
24/August/2020

Digital health care can bring fairer access for all

Katie Dain is CEO of the NCD Alliance, a global public health lobby. Lobna Salem, MD, MSc, MBA, is the group's chief medical officer for developed markets