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 […]

Career Development Fellowships, Public Health Research

Applications are invited for Career Development Fellowships to work within the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) at the University of Cambridge. CEDAR is one of five UKCRC-funded centres of excellence in public health research and aims to understand the population determinants of dietary and physical activity behaviour, evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and […]

Funding Call: NCDs in Africa

Launch of the MRC / South African MRC / GSK: Joint call on Non Communicable Diseases in Africa The MRC is pleased to announce the first of two Open calls as part of a collaboration with the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC). Under the umbrella of the Newton Fund, the goal of the joint […]

International Cancer Research Fellowships

The Italian Association for Cancer Research (AIRC) and the European Union are sponsoring the 2015 International Cancer Research Fellowship “iCARE” program. There are 15 fellowships available this year for young post-doctoral fellows interested in oncological research; mobility to or from Italy is required. The deadline for application is May 19 2015. The attached iCARE_Flyer_2015_ summarizes the […]

NCD Health Project Manager, Myanmar

HelpAge are recruiting a Health Project Manager to work on an NCD-focused health policy project in Myanmar. For more information about the role, please visit the HelpAge website. Applications close on Feb 1, 2015

WHO Launches 2014 Global Status Report on Noncommunicable Diseases

According to a new World Health Organization report, urgent government action is needed to meet global targets to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases and prevent the annual occurrence of 16 million premature deaths (before the age of 70). The report states that most premature NCD deaths are preventable. Of the 38 million lives lost […]

New research published: Lessons learnt from cancer – identifying the causes of MND

Published in Lancet Neurology on 7 October 2014, Prof Ammar Al-Chalabi based at King’s College London, and an international team of researchers have used a new approach to study the causes of Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Under the leadership of Prof Neil Pearce, based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, researchers have […]

New NCDs short course launched

The LSHTM Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases will be launching a short course on ‘Issues in Global Non-Communicable Diseases: from research to policy’ in February 2014 in London. The primary aim is to train public health professionals in the interdisciplinary approaches to NCD prevention, treatment and care. For further information visit the Training page and […]

Peter Lamptey: “Uniting science, policy, and implementation” in Lancet

Peter Lamptey, LSHTM Professor of Non-Communicable Diseases, is profiled in this week’s edition of the Lancet. “Peter Lamptey: uniting science, policy, and implementation”