Category Archives: Non Communicable Diseases

The new drug war: Hard pills to swallow

Drug firms have new medicines and patients are desperate for them. But the arguments over cost are growing Jan 4th 2014 | NAIROBI AND NEW YORK |  Source: The Economist LOUIS MACHOGU, the owner of a pharmacy near Nairobi, has noticed a change. … Continue reading

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Access to drugs for Treatment of Noncommunicable diseases

Source: PLOS Medicine Summary points: A decade ago, the HIV/AIDS treatment –access crisis helped elevate infectious diseases as a foreign policy issue and mobilized billions in global health aid. A new controversy over patented medicines and their affordability in developing … Continue reading

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Promotion of access to essential medicines for non-communicable diseases: practical implications of the UN political declaration

Source: The Lancet February,12, 2013 Abstract Access to medicines and vaccines to prevent and treat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is unacceptably low worldwide. In the 2011 UN political declaration on the prevention and control of NCDs, heads of government made several commitments related to … Continue reading

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Alarmed Global AIDS activists Join the Fight to Ensure a Successful UN Non-Communicable Disease Summit

Civil society groups unite to tackle trade, fight for targets and to eliminate industry influence; file complaint with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health September 1, 2011 — Negotiations resume on the draft political declaration for the … Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT- UN HLM on Non Communicable Diseases: A Threat to Human Rights

The UNGA Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) High-Level Meeting will take place from 19-20 September, 2011 in New York. However, the language of the draft Political Declaration proposed for approval by the HLM is currently set to undermine access to medicines for … Continue reading

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BRICS Health Ministers’ Meeting-Beijing Declaration

BRICS (Brazil, India, Russia, China and South Africa) Health Minister’s meeting being held in China released a declaration on 11 July 2011 committing to “continue to collaborate in order to advance access to public health services and goods in our … Continue reading

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UN High Level Meeting on Non-communicable diseases

UN High Level Meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases  is scheduled to be held on 19 and 20 September 2011 in New York. The meeting will address the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases worldwide, with a particular focus … Continue reading

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