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Planetary Health Commission Report

July 17, 2015: The Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Commission on Planetary Health, launched its report Safeguarding Human Health in the Anthropocene Epoch, in New York on July 16, 2015. The Report provides the first...

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ECHO – EMRO Regional Consultation

July 07, 2015: The Ending Childhood Obesity Commission recently held its regional consultation in Cairo on July 2.  The meeting was organised by the World Health Organisation Eastern Mediterranean region office and...

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Heartfile video archive 

July 03, 2015: Heartfile is pleased to announce the launching of its Vimeo channel, where Heartfile documentaries in several categories and can be accessed here. For further details: Yasir Abbas...

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Pakistan’s short-termism

Published in The News International on May 27, 2015: There is a striking similarity between a country and a child. In either case, someone has to keep an eye...

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18th Amendment: five years on

Published in The News International on April 12, 2015: It has been five years since enactment of the 18th Amendment to the constitution of Pakistan and four years...

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Ending childhood obesity: a multidimensional challenge

Peter Gluckman P, Nishtar S. Armstrong T. Ending childhood obesity: a multidimensional challenge. The Lancet 2015. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60509-8 Accessible...

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