Geneva, 20 May 2013 – Global health and development experts gathered today to call for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) to be integrated into the post-2015 development agenda, following the opening day of the sixty-sixth World Health Assembly (WHA).
"It's time to control asthma", according to this year's World Asthma Day theme, but The Union says the low availability and the prohibitive cost of asthma inhalers continue to be serious challenges in low- and middle-income countries.
The Central TB Division (CTD) of India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has announced policy changes based on operational research (OR) conducted by participants in The Union–Médecins sans Frontières OR courses in 2011–2012.
Results of a Union-managed study involving 7,740 children in 9 regions of Peru were presented on 18 March. The study measured TB prevalence and estimated the annual risk of TB infection (RAIT) and will be used to monitor the RAIT trend.