Making our cities into places of wellbeing, exciting growth and opportunity will require every sector to join forces on urban health, says Dr. Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation.
By Dr. Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation
Walking through the wealthier streets of cities like Geneva, London or New York, it seems that health and fitness is an international obsession. National food chains boast of fresh ingredients, light options, and low-fat meals. Shelves are stacked with the trendiest superfoods – quinoa, chia seeds, kale and avocado.
Better Hearts Better Cities is an initiative to improve cardiovascular health in low-income urban communities by addressing the prevention, management and control of hypertension
Better Hearts Better Cities is a Novartis Foundation initiative to improve cardiovascular health in low-income urban communities by addressing the prevention, management and control of hypertension.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease, are a growing health crisis with 75% of NCD deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries; this is compounded by rapid urbanization.
The innovative approach is being tested on three continents: in Mongolia, Senegal, and Brazil.
More than half the ASEAN region’s 630 million people are under age 30. Harald Nusser, Head of Novartis Social Business, says that to fight the rise of chronic disease in South East Asia we need to inform its youth on the importance of healthy lifestyles.
As WEF Africa gets underway, Harald Nusser, Head of Novartis Social Business, emphasizes how novel solutions between the public and the private sector are needed to effectively fight the rising epidemic of chronic diseases in Africa
We all agree we need partnerships between the public and the private sector to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) require a better understanding between partners and innovation around institutional structures to ensure accountability, risk and benefit sharing, and value for money. These are fine words but, as the representative of a large, research-based multinational, I have found that things are not always that simple...
How easy it is to take our electrified world for granted. Right now about 1.2 billion people or about 20% of the global population live without access to electricity. These people can’t read at night, or power their phones to communicate or conduct crucial e-commerce. What if that 20% could access energy, though? How transformative could that be for those 1.2 billion lives? But wait, would that mean a corresponding 20% hike in greenhouse gas emissions? Not if our guest this week is able to make his vision real.
Research excellence nominations for women mathematicians and physicists accepted through October 17, 2014
Amsterdam, May 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The nomination period opened today for the Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists, which annually recognize excellence in research achieved by scientists in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. This year’s five regional awards will be selected in the fields of physics and mathematics. Nominations will be accepted from May 15 through October 17, 2014.
Numbers of women in engineering, physics and computer science are on the decline in Korea
SEOUL, March 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ – In the first gender benchmarking study of its kind, researchers have found that numbers of women in the science, technology and innovation fields are alarmingly low in the world’s leading economies, and are actually on the decline in others, including the United States. South Korea’s low ranking in the study results reflects a substantial underrepresentation of females in public and economic life.