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Novartis Foundation and Partners Launch Initiative to Tackle Hypertension and Its Root Causes in Low-Income Urban Communities

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
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  • 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.

The Key to Fighting Chronic Disease in South-East Asia: Young People

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.
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Twitter Chat | Preventing the Preventable, Treating the Treatable: Non-Communicable Diseases

Join GSK, PSI, the Public Health Institute, and IntraHealth International Wed, 3/29, 10 - 11 ET, #GEFLive
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WHEN: Wed, 3/29, 10 – 11 AM, ET

WHERE: Twitter, #GEFlive

Tweet Me: I will join the #GEFlive Twitter chat on #NCDs w/ @PSIimpact @GSK @IntraHealth & @PHIdotorg http://bit.ly/2mCmrvo 3/29, 10 AM ET

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WHEN: Wed, 3/29, 10 – 11 AM, ET

WHERE: Twitter, #GEFlive

Tweet Me: I will join the #GEFlive Twitter chat on #NCDs w/ @PSIimpact @GSK @IntraHealth & @PHIdotorg http://bit.ly/2mCmrvo 3/29, 10 AM ET

Preventing the Preventable and Treating the Treatable

The Three Non-Communicable Diseases Collaboration Can Solve
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The start of a new year often conjures up hopes of a new you – losing extra pounds, stopping that unhealthy habit, or making changes to enrich life overall. In fact, many of us are already trying to prevent bad health and create solutions for the solvable in ourselves.

Lilly: UN Renews Focus on NCDs

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Today's guest blog comes from Lilly's Vice President of Global Health Programs and Access, Dr. Evan Lee.

The UN is holding its second-ever standalone meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) this week in New York City, where world’s political leaders and ministers of health will assess progress against the UN’s landmark 2011 Political Declaration on NCDs.

Lilly: Momentum Building for Tackling NCDs in India

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Today’s guest post comes from Craig Waugh, advisor for Lilly’s global health programs.

I have just returned from the second annual national NCD Summit in New Delhi with renewed energy from our day with leaders from across India, who are in search of answers to the increasing challenge of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in their country. The summit focused on NCDs in general and diabetes specifically, which is a growing problem in India.

Applications for the 2014 GBCHealth Awards Now Open

Awards Honor World’s Best Corporate Global Health Programs
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September 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ - GBCHealth today announced the opening of applications and nominations for its Business Action on Health Awards.

Every year, the awards recognize the world’s best corporate global health programs.

The 2014 Awards will be presented in May at the GBCHealth annual conference in New York City, providing visibility to winning companies for their health leadership.

NCD Summit Releases White Paper on Diabetes in India

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by David Marbaugh

In India, 61 million people have diabetes. By 2030, that number is expected to drastically increase, with more than 100 million Indians likely to develop the disease. In fact, the International Diabetes Federation estimates that 9.2 percent of adults in India have diabetes, making its prevalence second to that in China.

GBCHealth Conference 2013: Non-Communicable Diseases at the Country Level

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by David Marbaugh

Last week, the GBCHealth Annual Conference brought together global leaders from the private and public sectors to strengthen business engagement on the world’s pressing health challenges. This year’s conference in New York focused on how business can better align its efforts with the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals to drive action and results.

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