Category Archives: 2014


Launch of a PLOS Medicine paper on WASH and maternal and newborn health

Launch of the PLOS Medicine paper “From joint thinking to joint action: A call to action on improving water, sanitation and hygiene for maternal and newborn health” and a discussion on how water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) can accelerate progress … Continue reading

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Seminar: The exposome in molecular epidemiology – towards a more global approach to evaluate exposures to disease risk factors

Speaker: Augustin Scalbert, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon Date:  Tuesday 9 December 2014 Time: 13:00 – 14:00 Venue: LG80 (Bennet Room), Keppel Street Type of Event: Joint Centre for Global NCDs and Centre for Statistical Methodology Seminar Augustin … Continue reading

Seminar: NCD Synergies: A focus on the poorest billion

Speaker: Gene Bukhman MD PhD Date: Wednesday 29 October 2014 Time: 12:45 – 14:00 Venue:  Gene Bukhman is Assistant Professor and Director of the Program in Global NCDs and Social Change at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Physician at Brigham and … Continue reading

Seminar: Why a focus on subnational health systems is important to address equity

Speaker:  Professor Don Matheson, Massey University, New Zealand Date:  Monday 15 September 2014 Time: 12:45 – 14:00 Location:  LG6, Keppel Street Much attention is being paid to the global burden of disease in the lead up to the post 2015 development … Continue reading

Seminar: Non-Communicable Diseases in Pacific Islands and responses

Speaker: Richard Taylor, University of New South Wales, Australia Date: Friday September 5th 2014 Time: 12:45 – 14:00 Venue: Lucas Room, Keppel Street The seminar will explore the trends in NCD risk factors and premature mortality in Pacific Island countries, the effects on … Continue reading

Seminar: Behavioural economics and chronic diseases

Speaker: Eric Finkelstein, DUKE/National University of Singapore Date: Wednesday 20 August 2014 Time: 12:45 – 14:00 Venue: LG8, Keppel Street The incidence of chronic disease has been increasingly rapidly. As a result, reducing the incidence and severity of chronic diseases has become … Continue reading

Seminar: KIWI – a Knowledge-based Inquiry system With Intervention modelling. A simulation application to the early life-course

Speaker: Professor Peter Davis, Compass Research Centre, University of Auckland Date: Monday 9 June 2014 Location: Manson Lecture Theatre, Keppel Street The Compass research group has developed a simulation model that uses real-world data from existing longitudinal studies in New Zealand to … Continue reading

3rd Annual Symposium: Addressing the Intersection of NCD and HIV: Challenges and Opportunities

Date: April 15th 2014 Location: John Snow Lecture Theatre, Keppel Street Background Approximately 80% of deaths caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) occur in low & middle income countries (LMIC), and in many cases, these countries are facing a continuing burden of … Continue reading