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People Living with NCDs

WHO MiNDbank

Database

WHO MiNDbank is an online platform providing quick and easy access to international resources and national/regional level policies, strategies, laws and service standards for mental health, substance abuse, disability, general health, NCDs, human rights, development, children and youth, and older persons.  Since its creation in 2014, MindBank has become an essential tool for supporting the work of policymakers, advocacy groups, academics and researchers.

Published by: World Health Organization (WHO)

A la pesca de un corazón fuerte

Guide

'To the catch of a strong heart' addresses the issue of fish with a cultural, social and nutritional focus. It provides information about the nutrients and benefits of fish for the human body, teaches recipes and forms of preparation, and addresses some myths that surround the marine world so that eating fish is more tasty, fun and safe.

Published by: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

¡A MOVERSE! Guía de actividad física

Guide

 

This physical activity guide seeks to be a reference document for the knowledge and application of concepts and recommendations, based on scientific evidence, on the benefits of being more active and less sedentary. It was developed with the support of the Pan American Health Organization.

Published by: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Guía alimentaria para la población uruguaya

Guide

The Food Guide for the Uruguayan population is an informative material that aims to promote a healthy, balanced and pleasurable diet. It was developed with the support of the Pan American Health Organization, UNICEF and FAO.

Published by: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

ISN Global Kidney Health Atlas

Report

The Global Kidney Health Atlas project was a multinational, cross-sectional survey designed to assess for the first time the current capacity for kidney care across all world regions. The survey provided an overview of the current capacity for kidney care
(comprising both AKI and CKD) and an assessment of individual country and regional readiness to enhance this capacity.

Published by: International Society of Nephrology (ISN)

PAHO Virtual Campus for Public Health

The Virtual Campus for Public Health is a network of people, institutions and organizations that share courses, resources, services and activities related to education, information and knowledge management in training. It aims to improve the skills and practices of the public health workforce by constantly enhancing the performance of health-related continuing education programs, through the development and innovative use of information and communication technologies. It is a tool of the technical cooperation of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) for networked learning in the region of the Americas.

Published by: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Making the SDGs count for women and girls with disabilities

Policy brief

This brief underlines the need to mainstream disability into all efforts to achieve gender equality and women's empowerment (SDG 5); highlights key issues for ending poverty (SDG 1) and ensuring healthy lives (SDG 3) for women and girls with disabilities; and calls for closing data gaps on gender and disability.

Published by: UN Women

Prevalence of Obesity: A Public Health Problem Poorly Understood

Article

This review article discusses the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) in support of a total diet approach to achieving diet and health goals, especially as they relate to the obesity epidemic. However, some scientists and organizations have identified one food, food group, or nutrient as the cause of the obesity epidemic and recommend that simply reducing that food/food group/nutrient will solve the problem. This is simplistic and unlikely to be effective in long term management of the obesity problem.

Published by: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

The Cancer Atlas

Guide

This Cancer Atlas was developed to give the global cancer community a new tool in the fight against cancer. Leaders worldwide can arm themselves with actionable data and insights to make better decisions – and work toward putting an end to the cancer epidemic.

Published by: Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

Cost-effective solutions for the prevention of type 2 diabetes

Report

This report provides a summary of cost-effectiveness studies conducted on programmes for the prevention of type 2 diabetes, in order to support evidence-based policy that will most effectively reduce the human and economic burden of type 2 diabetes.

Published by: International Diabetes Federation (IDF)

Global survey on Access to Medicines and Supplies for People with Diabetes

Report

This report highlights the findings of a 2016 global survey on the perspective of people with diabetes and health professionals on Access to Medicines and Supplies for People with Diabetes.

Published by: International Diabetes Federation (IDF)

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Report

Report

This report facilitates evidenced-based decision making and encourages collaboration between different sectors by presenting a clear summary of the problem of measuring heart disease in people with diabetes, as well as real-world solutions. The primary audience for this report includes policy makers, policy implementers and diabetes advocates.

Published by: International Diabetes Federation (IDF)

Diabetes and Climate Change Report

Report

This report, aims to outline the interconnections between climate change and diabetes; establish the co-benefits of combating two global risks in an integrated policy agenda; and inform the global discussion on health and sustainable development.

Published by: International Diabetes Federation (IDF)

Integrating Diabetes Evidence into Practice

Report
This publication identifies the local and Europe-wide challenges of implementing diabetes evidence into practice and makes recommendations based on the findings.

Published by: International Diabetes Federation (IDF)

Perspectives from People Living with Diabetes

Report
This document presents the four priorities identified from a consultation with the Blue Circle Voices (BCV), including access and affordability of medicines, devices and medical care, education, prevention and discrimination. It also calls governements to action to improve them.

Published by: International Diabetes Federation (IDF)

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