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NIH Global Health Interest Group Fall 2014 Symposium "Hot Topics in Global Health"

NIH Global Health Interest Group Fall 2014 Symposium “Hot Topics in Global Health” Please register online https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FVXJCMH Speakers: Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D., Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Toxicology Program (NTP) “21st Century Challenges in Global Health: Addressing a Changing Environment” Michele Bloch, M.D., Ph.D., Chief, Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB), Behavioral Research Program (BRP), Division Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS), National Cancer Institute (NCI) “E-cigarettes: What do we Know and What do we Need to Know?” Laurie A. Garrett*, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) “Ebola Control and the Current Outbreak” *Speaker will be joining via Skype Deborah L. Birx, MD, Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator of the USG Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS “Changing the Course of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic—Using Data, Modeling, Economic Analyses and Innovation to Improve Program Impact”For more information go to http://sigs.nih.gov/globalhealth/Pages/default.aspxAir date: 9/11/2014 1:00:00 PM
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By ASHLEY ANDREOU In 2014, the majority of international health aid was dedicated to HIV. So, one might reasonably assume that this is the largest health problem facing the world. Yet, HIV only constitutes 4% of the global burden of disease. In 2014, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) made up 50% of the entire disease burden, but only received 2% of all global health funds. The disease burden of NCDs is fast outpacing that of infectious diseases. Despite this, the proportion of global health financing dedicated to combatting NCDs has remained constant over the past 15 years at 1 to 2%. Currently, 32.6 million individuals...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: OP-ED Biologic generics Cancer Pharmaceuitcals Retrovirals Source Type: blogs
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Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized AIDS/HIV Source Type: news
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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Addiction Behavioral Health Source Type: blogs
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