October 17, 2012 - 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. | The Washington Post, 1150 15th St NW

The Check-up: Noncommunicable Diseases

One year after the UN summit on noncommunicable diseases, Washington Post Live convened experts in the NCD and public health community to engage in an in-depth, collaborative working session and analysis in front of a small group of media, fellow health experts, and policymakers.

Video highlights

 

Yach explains why PepsiCo wants to remove soft drinks from schools

Yach explains why PepsiCo wants to remove soft drinks from schools

Derek Yach discusses PepsiCo’s commitment to eliminate direct sale of soft drinks from schools worldwide.
Albright on projected explosion of number of people with diabetes

Albright on projected explosion of number of people with diabetes

Ann Albright of the CDC says the CDC is projecting one in three people having diabetes by 2050.
Knaul discusses impact of Mexico’s Oportunidades on NCDs

Knaul discusses impact of Mexico’s Oportunidades on NCDs

Felicia Knaul of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative discusses the impact of Oportunidades - which provides financial incentives for good behavior.
Seffrin: 80% of the world’s population has no access to morphine

Seffrin: 80% of the world’s population has no access to morphine

John Seffrin of the American Cancer Society talks about the limited access to pain medicine.
Albright: Patients blamed for having diabetes

Albright: Patients blamed for having diabetes

Ann Albright of the CDC says people with diabetes are often viewed as “fat, lazy” and to blame for having diabetes.
Thorpe on healthcare costs of NCDs

Thorpe on healthcare costs of NCDs

Kenneth Thorpe suggests that noncommunicable diseases should be reframed as an economic issue as well as a healthcare issue.
Olav Kjorven on countributing factors to NCDs across the world

Olav Kjorven on countributing factors to NCDs across the world

Olav Kjorven of the UNDP discusses how countries across the world face differing contributing factors to NCDs.

 

Keeling on the effects of the “tsunami of noncommunicable diseases”

Keeling on the effects of the “tsunami of noncommunicable diseases”

Ann Keeling, CEO of the International Diabetes Federation, says the “tsunami of noncommunicable diseases” is a global threat to economic development and a human rights issue.
Bukhman on the commitment the world needs to make to fighting NCDs

Bukhman on the commitment the world needs to make to fighting NCDs

Gene Bukhman of Harvard Medical School says he worries that when NCDs are characterized as a result of lifestyle choices, then it could “decrease the burden on the world to commit to this as an endemic problem.”
Morrison emphasises need for political leadership on NCDs

Morrison emphasises need for political leadership on NCDs

Stephen Morrison of CSIS discusses the need for political leadership, social mobilization, and simplicity in the fight against NCDs.
Daulaire on effect of explicit food labels

Daulaire on effect of explicit food labels

Nils Daulaire, Director of the office of Global Affairs for the Department of Health and Human Services, discusses the impact more explicit food labels would have on NCDs.
Glassman: World Bank should play bigger role in fight against NCDs

Glassman: World Bank should play bigger role in fight against NCDs

Amanda Glassman of the Center for Global Development says the World Bank and the regional development banks should be considered as an alternative to public-private partnerships to tackle NCDs.
Noncommunicable diseases forum: session 1

Noncommunicable diseases forum: session 1

Washington Post Live convened medical and public health experts to discuss noncommunicable diseases.

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Speakers

Nils Daulaire

Nils Daulaire

Director, Office of Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Olav Kjørven

Olav Kjørven

Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations Development Programme

Ala Alwan

Ala Alwan

Regional Director, Middle East, World Health Organization

Ann Albright

Ann Albright

Director, Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control

Larry Hausner

Larry Hausner

Chief Executive Officer, American Diabetes Association

Amanda Glassman

Amanda Glassman

Director of Global Health Policy, Center for Global Development

Gene Bukhman

Gene Bukhman

Director, Program in Global Non-Communicable Disease and Social Change, Harvard Medical School

Felicia Knaul

Felicia Knaul

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School; Director, Harvard Global Equity Initiative

Irene Klinger

Irene Klinger

Senior Advisor, Partnerships and and Multi Sector Collaboration, Pan American Health Organization

Jonathan Quick

Jonathan Quick

President and Chief Executive Officer, Management Sciences for Health

Derek Yach

Derek Yach

Senior Vice President, Global Health and Agriculture Policy, PepsiCo

Kenneth Thorpe

Kenneth Thorpe

Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy & Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

John Seffrin

John Seffrin

Chief Executive Officer, American Cancer Society

Ralph Sacco

Ralph Sacco

Past President, American Heart Association; Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurology, University of Miami

Mark Rosenberg

Mark Rosenberg

President and Chief Executive Officer, Task Force for Global Health

Robert Clay

Robert Clay

Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development

Stephen Morrison

Stephen Morrison

Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, CSIS

Mary Jordan

Mary Jordan

Editor, Washington Post Live