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Health delivery in many low to middle income countries is being compromised by private operators offering poor service by unqualified practitioners at exorbitant cost, according to a new Lancet Series co-edited by the University of Melbourne and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Experts will gather in Melbourne this week to explore the crucial role law enforcement, especially through the activities of police forces, play in the protection and promotion of public health.

Professor Rob Moodie,  Nossal Institute for Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences discusses the 7th Annual Nossal Institute Global Health Forum being held today at the Bio21 Institute, University of Melbourne.

As a prelude to the United Nations Heads of State meeting in September, this year's Forum brings together global leaders on non-communicable diseases, (cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and lung disease) the leading causes of death, disability and preventable morbidity across the globe.







The World Malaria Report 2010 documents progress in malaria control that can be achieved when adequate funding is provided for currently available measures to be applied, with several countries having been able to achieve substantial reduction in the number of cases of malaria and two countries certified as having eliminated Malaria in 2009. More information: