This is a guest blog of Rachel Irwin, PhD candidate of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a research assistant at the London School of Economics and a member of the Global Health Council delegation to the 2010 World Health Assembly. GENEVA, Switzerland – On Tuesday, Committee A voted on draft resolution EB124/R4…

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This is the first of a series of posts on cancer and health in developing countries as part of the Global Health Council’s new cancer initiative. For more information on our new cancer project, please email research@globalhealth.org. Cancer, emphysema, chronic pulmonary disease, heart attacks, atherosclerosis, shortness of breath…. these are the diseases that first come…

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PITTSBURGH — One BILLION people struggle with chronic hunger each year, according to Save the Children. Yet food security is likely to play second fiddle to the more sensational issues of the economy and climate change at the G20. People who are hungry are less productive, and more susceptible to illness. How do we expect…

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When the G20 leaders meet in Pittsburgh next week, they are apparently not focusing on global health they way they should. But they are dealing with many issues that are impacted by, and which impact, global health — issues like the global economic crisis, food security and climate change. “Health security supports food security and…

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GHC Policy Communications Coordinator Vince Blaser is traveling in Zambia and Tanzania to visit member programs and report on policy connections. This is the second of his reports.  LUSAKA, Zambia – Catherine Mukuka, Josephine Nyambe and their colleagues at the Infant and Young Child Nutrition Project (IYCN) have big plans when it comes to training community health workers and…

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