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People Living with NCDs

Signalling Virtue, Promoting Harm - Unhealthy commodity industries and COVID-19

Report

Signalling Virtue, Promoting Harm: Unhealthy commodity industries and COVID-19, authored by the NCD Alliance and the SPECTRUM Consortium, is a preliminary exposé and analysis of tactics and strategies adopted by the unhealthy commodity industries during the COVID-19 pandemic to date. The report outlines four main strategies - pandemic-tailored marketing campaigns and stunts, corporate social responsibility programmes, shaping policy environments, and fostering partnerships with governments, international agencies and NGOs, illustrated with dozens of examples shared from around the world.

Published by: NCD Alliance

Responding to noncommunicable diseases during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

Report

Responding to NCDs during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic describes why strong action on NCDs must be an integral part of the COVID-19 response, recovery and building back better and steps that should be taken immediately and in the longer term.

Published by: World Health Organization

Mental health and psychsocial support- What is stress?

Guide

The purpose of this page is to provide frontline workers with the resources they need to deal with the stress they are feeling during COVID-19 in a healthy way otherwise, it might cause additional psychological problems for them.

Published by: World Health Organization

Global Obesity Observatory

Database

This interactive map allows users to explore many different aspects related to global obesity hosted by the World Obesity Federation.

Published by: World Obesity Federation

Cancer country profiles 2020

Database

The aim of the WHO Cancer Country Profile is to synthesize the current status of cancer control for each WHO Member States (194 total) as well as by WHO Regions (6 total). These profiles establish an updated country baseline and support monitoring trends toward the achievement of global commitments including Sustainable Development Goal target 3.4 to reduce premature mortality, the Elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem and Global initiative for childhood cancer

Published by: World Health Organization

WHO Technical specifications for automated non-invasive blood pressure measuring devices with cuff

Report

The document updates WHO’s 2005 guidance on blood pressure measuring devices (BPMDs). It also responds to concern about the lack of accurate, good-quality devices, especially in low-and middle-income countries (LMIC) through technical consultation and expert review. The focus of the publication is on automated non-invasive BPMDs with cuff, including characteristics, regulatory requirements and standards, calibration as well as maintenance. It also provides guidance on procurement, decontamination and decommissioning. Additional elements on accurate measurement of BP and training for personnel are included.

 

Published by: World Health Organization

HEARTS D: diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes

Guide

This new HEARTS – D module on Diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes complements and expands the diabetes section of the HEARTS Technical Package developed for use in primary health-care facilities to improve cardiovascular health. This module brings together WHO guidance on diagnosis, classification and management of type 2 diabetes in one document. It is aligned with the WHO Package of Essential Noncommunicable Disease Interventions in Primary Health Care (WHO-PEN) and can be used independently or in conjunction with the other modules of the HEARTS technical package.

Published by: World Health Organization

Coronavirus: what it means for you if you have heart or circulatory disease

Article

Our medical experts help explain what we know so far about the Covid-19 coronavirus and how it can affect people with heart disease. Are people with heart and circulatory disease at increased risk of coronavirus? The majority of people diagnosed with coronavirus (Covid-19) have mild symptoms and make a full recovery. However, early indications are that people with heart and circulatory diseases are at risk of a more severe illness which could require admission to hospital.

Published by: British Heart Foundation

Social Stigma associated with COVID-19

Guide

A guide to preventing and addressing social stigma for governments, media and local organisations working on the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Published by: IFRC, UNICEF, WHO

Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak

Article

The World Heath Organization published 6 mental health and psychosocial support coping strategies to help children to deal with the stress which may arise as a result of the 2019-nCoV outbreak. 

Published by: World Health Organization

Coping with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak

Article

The World Heath Organization published 6 mental health and psychosocial support coping strategies to deal with the stress which may arise as a result of the 2019-nCoV outbreak. 

Published by: World Health Organization

AFRO Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Initiative

Article

Encouraging women to seek cervical cancer screening and medical help in case of early symptoms, and providing health workers with appropriate information and skills on cervical cancer to meet the needs of all women.

Published by: International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA)

Be He@lthy, Be Mobile

Article

Empowering people, communities and nations at large through mobile technology, which provides access to relevant information and services addressing the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.

Published by: International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA)

SCOPE

SCOPE is a free internationally-recognized certification in obesity management. It equips health professionals with up to date, evidence-based obesity management resources, to better treat their patients with obesity and to excel in their careers.

Published by: World Obesity Federation

Global Atlas on Childhood Obesity

Report

The atlas presents data for every country based on their current and predicted levels of obesity in children, the risk factors and the presence of government policies to tackle obesity, such as restricting the marketing of foods to children, encouragement of physical activity and nation guidelines for healthy diets. Based on these factors the Atlas gives each country a score for their childhood obesity risk. 

Published by: World Obesity

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