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Insights: New Study Finds that Indirect Impacts of Conflict on Health Cost More Lives than Fighting - By Alyssa Govindan New estimates from the recently published study in The Lancet on armed conflict and child mortality in Africa revealed that conflicts in Africa have resulted in the deaths of as many as 5 million children under the age of 5 over the last 20 years, with over 3 million of them infants aged one year or younger–a ... Read More
News: UN High Level Dialogue – Africa’s Health & Finance: Pathways to Economic Growth & Prosperity - A call for businesses to step up in health and take bold action “Health is everything, including wealth,” was a rallying statement from Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of the Republic of Nigeria, at the recent high level dialogue hosted by GBCHealth, the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The event, which took ... Read More
Innovations: The Business Case for Safe Drinking Water - The role of business in addressing the problem Lack of access to clean drinking water is a huge, global problem. The UN reports that more than 500,000 people die every year from contaminated drinking water. Addressing caloric and micronutrient deficiency diseases also requires reducing or eliminating severe diarrhea caused by waterborne pathogens. 663 million people lack access to an improved ... Read More
Quiz: Whaddya know about NCDs? - NCDs such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes are the leading cause of mortality globally. Responses to combating these diseases include detection, screening, treatment and palliative care. Take this quiz to test your knowledge on the subject.
Insights: The Double (and Deadly) Burden of Malnutrition - The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has been increasing in recent years to the point that it now constitutes the leading cause of death worldwide. In response, the Secretary General of the United Nations will convene a third high-level meeting on NCDs at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) this September. The meeting will focus on prevention and control of ... Read More
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