What We Are Reading: UNGA Week In Review

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Check out some of the top headlines from #UNGA73!

Bill and Melinda Gates say improving health and education in Africa should be the world’s priority.

Noncommunicable diseases are the leading cause of mortality worldwide, responsible for a staggering 70 percent of global deaths. Ripple Effect seeks to explain just a few of these challenges through the perspective of health care workers and individuals living with NCDs in three different countries.

Authored by Seed CEO Vanessa Kerry: People are at the heart of the health system in any country. Yet while the evidence shows that we must invest in skilled health workers, not enough has been done to prioritize their funding and support.

A new action plan outlining measures to prevent and treat tuberculosis (TB) in children and adolescents was launched today by global tuberculosis (TB) leadership in advance of the United Nations General Assembly High-Level meeting on TB.

“We believe at Seed Global Health that every SDG is linked to health and that health is a fundamental prerequisite to not just surviving, but to actually thriving” – Seed CEO Dr. Vanessa Kerry

Devex and Philips set out to examine the specific role that early detection and diagnosis plays in the fight against NCDs.

Even while global politics are underway, we must not forget the champions who are tirelessly bringing the Global Goals for Sustainable Development to bear—those on the frontlines of care.

Heads of state and government today committed to 13 new steps to tackle noncommunicable diseases including cancers, heart and lung diseases, stroke, and diabetes, and to promote mental health and well-being.

Every year, 41 million people are killed prematurely by preventable chronic illnesses, which Dr. Ghebreyesus declared a “needless suffering, expense and death.” The figure represents 70 percent of all deaths globally.

The third United Nations high-level meeting on noncommunicable diseases may result in a broader dialogue, but will not likely lead to any immediate new financing or strong global commitments.

The UN General Assembly’s first ever High-level Meeting on Tuberculosis this past Wednesday culminated in a slew of commitments to end the disease that kills more people than any other infectious disease—1.6 million in 2017, by the WHO’s count.