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delivering for working women

Advancing Women in the Workplace A 2015 McKinsey Global Institute report found that countries could add $12 trillion to global GDP by 2025 by advancing women’s equality. Building on this work, McKinsey launched another report, The Future of Women at Work, earlier this month at the 2019 Women Deliver Conference – four days of learning, sharing, awareness-raising, and partnership-building to […]

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women delivering health

Earlier this month, 6,000 decision-makers, implementers, researchers, advocates, and private sector representatives from 169 countries descended upon Vancouver, Canada for the 2019 Women Deliver Conference – four days of learning, sharing, awareness-raising, and partnership-building to accelerate progress toward global sustainable development for women and girls. Here are some key health-related insights: Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) NCDs account for […]

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the “malawi resolution” revisited

By the late 1980s, the World Health Organization (WHO) had started to ramp up efforts to address global tobacco control. World No Tobacco Day was created by the Member States of the WHO in 1987, whereby the World Health Assembly (WHA) passed Resolution WHA40.38 that called for April 7, 1988, to be a “a world no-smoking day.” […]

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gender policy announcement

The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World is proud to announce the launch of our Gender Policy, which documents our commitment to gender equality and the application of a comprehensive gender perspective to all of our work. With a purposeful focus on gender, we are increasing our capacity to have an exponentially greater impact on global health, […]

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the tobacco epidemic in india

THE COMPLEXITIES AND IMPACT OF TOBACCO USE IN INDIA DEMAND ACTION India has the second largest tobacco-using population in the world after China. The tobacco ecosystem in India is complex. In this article, we examine the (1) tobacco products, (2) health impacts, (3) economic implications, and we conclude by seeking inputs and ideas for the […]

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