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Lancet Profiles for Regional Hub Leaders

Regional hub leaders Peter Lamptey and Moffat Nyirenda have their profiles featured in the Lancet. Western Africa hub leader Peter Lamptey LANCET Profile: uniting science, policy, and implementation Eastern Africa hub leader Moffat Nyirenda LANCET Profile: investigating diabetes and other NCDs in Malawi

The CONCORD Programme – Global Surveillance of Cancer Survival

CONCORD is a global programme for surveillance of cancer survival, led by the Cancer Survival Group at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The most recent study examined data for over 25 million individual cancer patients diagnosed 1995-2009, provided by 279 population-based cancer registries in 67 countries. To view the study please click […]

Wellbeing for All: Innovation & Partnerships for Hypertension Control

Professor Peter Lamptey the Centre for Global NCDs Western Africa leader presented at the UN Side event organized by Novartis Foundation Meeting: ‘Wellbeing for all: Innovation & Partnerships for Hypertension Control‘. The presentation described the global burden of NCD and its potential economic impact on LMIC. It describes the disease burden of hypertension in Ghana, […]

Community-based Hypertension Improvement Program (ComHIP)

The Centre for Global NCD of the LSHTM is leading the evaluation and cost-effective analysis of a community-based hypertension program (Com-HIP) in a district in Ghana as an important contribution to the development of evidence-based innovative approaches to the management of non-communicable diseases in Low & Middle Income Countries. Com-HIP is a community based-program that […]

Job vacancy: Ageing Health Research, Myanmar. Deadline – 20th Oct 2015

HELPAGE is seeking a consultant to conduct research into ageing health and accessing health care by the older population in Myanmar. The purpose of this assignment is to lead the design, data analysis, qualitative follow-up and report writing for a study on accessing health care by the older population in Myanmar. This analysis will look […]

World Heart Day – 29 September 2015

World Heart Day takes place on 29 September every year and is a chance for people across the globe to take part in the world’s biggest intervention against cardiovascular disease (CVD). This World Heart Day, the focus is on creating healthy heart environments. By ensuring that everyone has the chance to make healthy heart choices […]

Occupational Hazards and Kidney Failure

Over the past decade, there has been a marked increase in the prevalence of chronic kidney disease in Pacific Central America, including Nicaragua, El-Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Southern Mexico. This condition, termed Mesoamerican nephropathy, is reaching epidemic proportions such that up to 40% of men have the disease in some agricultural communities, although its […]

Application for World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders Program is now Open

The Emerging Leaders Program has been created by the World Heart Federation (WHF) to form and develop a long-term cadre of experts who collaborate, research, and act to reduce premature mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD) globally by at least 25% by 2025 as targeted by the World Heart Federation and World Health Organization. For more information […]

Chronic Conditions in India: Evidence-based Solutions for a Growing Health Crisis

Non-communicable diseases (largely chronic in nature) are now the leading cause of mortality in India, and account for a larger share of the disease burden than communicable diseases. This report summarises the current evidence base regarding the epidemiology, economics, prevention and management of chronic conditions in India. It concludes that concerted action against chronic conditions […]

World Hypertension Day 2015 – Let’s talk about hypertension

Cross-posted with kind permission from the Novartis Foundation On World Hypertension Day, 17th May 2015, the Novartis Foundation is calling on the development and global health communities as well as policy makers and governments to put measures in place to diagnose and manage hypertension in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Hypertension and high blood pressure […]