Pressure builds to include non-communicable diseases in Millennium Development Goals

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Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Swine flu may be in the headlines, but non-communicable diseases (NCDs), especially in developing countries, were in the corridors and meeting rooms as the World Health Assembly, the global body of the World Health Organization (WHO), held its annual meeting in Geneva 17-22 May. NCDs are estimated to reduce gross domestic […]

Noma Day in Geneva draws attention to dramatic, preventable disease

Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The web site for Noma Day, 22 May, makes it clear there is nothing fair about this disease: it is preventable but it strikes very young children, mainly in very poor areas in Africa and it disfigures them, often dramatically, making already difficult lives even harder. The first annual Noma Day […]