GENEVA – One reason that interventions for noncommunicable diseases don’t garner sufficient global attention and funding is that counting deaths alone isn’t persuasive. 40 million NCD deaths each year is a massive tragedy, but repeatedly citing mortality data doesn’t seem…

Birth certificates are a ticket to ride … they unlock a host of social services, as Philip Setel, a Vital Strategies vice president and director of the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics improvement program explained at a Data for Health convening last week.

Big Tobacco, beware: A new global watchdog will soon be on your tail. The search is on for a lead organization for Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products (STOP) that will aggressively track and monitor tobacco industry practices that undermine public health.

Bloomberg Philanthropies is accepting applications to determine the lead organization(s) for a new global tobacco industry watchdog, Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products (STOP).

Bloomberg Philanthropies has thrown $20 million behind a tobacco industry watchdog to monitor “dirty tactics” as it homes in on low- and middle-income countries and the e-cigarette business, writes Sarah Boseley. Stop (Stopping Tobacco Organisations and Products) comes amid…

Of the many steps governments can take to prevent people from getting sick, none can save more lives than reducing tobacco use. Around the world, 1 in every 10 deaths is caused by tobacco. In the 20th century, tobacco use killed 100 million people, far more than World War…

If you don’t live in coal country, you might think of coal as someone else’s problem. If so, From the Ashes, a new documentary produced by Bloomberg Philanthropies, might change your mind. The film, which premiers globally this Sunday, June 25, on National Geographic, lays…

Michael Bloomberg continues to wage war against big tobacco, with the announcement of a $350 million commitment to fund anti-tobacco efforts, primarily in the developing world.   The funds will help to expand Bloomberg Philanthropies’ campaigns in low-and middle income…

Uruguay won a major lawsuit against tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI) last Friday. PMI sued the country over anti-tobacco laws, including the mandate that graphic warnings cover 80% of cigarette packaging.

Bloomberg Philanthropies recently announced the first 18 nations that will receive grants to collect more—and more accurate—public health data, including information about why people die. The grants are part of the $100 million Data for Health initiative, launched last…