The Chief Medical Officer of Australia, Professor Brendan Murphy, highlighted the challenges of meeting global non-communicable disease (NCD) targets, saying there is strong commitment from all Australian governments to increase the national effort in addressing NCDs, in particular by implementing a number of strategic action plans that have been completed or are in development.
A toolkit that aims to combat road traffic injuries, the leading global killer among older school-age children and adolescents, has been launched at the World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion in Bangkok.
China has the largest number of people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in the world - 110 million people – and this number is expected to rise. In order to better help people with T2DM, The George Institute China is undertaking a ‘Mobile Health Technology Platform’ to help family health promoters in their management of people with diabetes.
Low-cost community-based approaches to improving child water safety need to be developed along with parental education to improve supervision of children who play near open water bodies in rural areas of West Bengal and other Eastern states where heavy monsoon rains cause frequent flooding of major rivers resulting in a seasonal increase in child drowning deaths.