Diseases, Noncommunicable

Article

From HIV to NCDs: Will Patent Fights Again Spur Better Treatment Access?

Author: Thomas J. Bollyky
PLoS Medicine

Thomas Bollyky describes the crisis emerging over access to treatment for diabetes, cancers, and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Bollyky argues that this crisis could transform the global response to NCDs as the last treatment access crisis transformed the international approach to HIV/AIDS.

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Audio

NY Event: Launch of the CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force Report on the Emerging Global Health Crisis of Noncommunicable Diseases

Speakers: Thomas E. Donilon, Thomas J. Bollyky, and Barbara Byrne
Presider: Juju Chang

Task Force Co-Chairs Mitchell E. Daniels Jr. and Thomas E. Donilon and Task Force Project Director Thomas J. Bollyky, join Time magazine Senior Correspondent Massimo F.T. Calabresi, to discuss the Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored Independent Task Force on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), which assesses the NCD crisis in developing countries and recommends practical, scalable strategies for intervention.

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Is There a Seat at the Table for the Food and Beverage Industry in the Global Fight Against Obesity?

Speakers: Kelly Brownell and Derek Yach
Presider: Thomas J. Bollyky

Kelly Brownell, director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University, and Derek Yach, senior vice president of the Vitality Group and member of PepsiCo's Scientific Advisory Board, debate the role of the food and beverage industry in the global fight on obesity.

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The Rise of NCDs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (Audio)

Speaker: Thomas R. Frieden
Presider: Jo Ivey Boufford

Thomas R. Frieden, director of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, discusses the challenges facing low- and middle-income countries in combating noncommunicable diseases.

This session is part one of the two session meeting, Noncommunicable Diseases and the New Global Health.

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Backgrounder

Global Action on Non-Communicable Diseases

Author: Toni Johnson

NCDs such as cancer and heart disease are becoming leading causes of death in the developing world and will be the focus of a September UN meeting. But health experts and others are divided about how much funding should go into a global campaign aimed at preventing NCDs and whether infectious disease programs will suffer as a result.

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Event

New York Launch of the CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force Report on the Emerging Global Health Crisis of Noncommunicable Diseases

The report of the CFR–sponsored Independent Task Force on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) assesses the NCD crisis in developing countries and recommends a practical and scalable strategy for intervention. The Task Force finds that leadership on this new emerging global health crisis is vital to U.S. interests—in improved global health, in increased trade and development, and in U.S. standing in the world.

Independent Task Force reports are consensus documents that offer analysis and policy prescriptions for major U.S. foreign policy issues facing the United States, developed through private and nonpartisan deliberations among a diverse and distinguished group of experts.

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Event

The Challenge of Non-Communicable Diseases

This September the United Nations will convene a high level summit on prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung diseases, and diabetes. Please join us for a discussion on the extent and source of the NCD problem, and the goals of the upcoming summit.

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Non-Communicable Diseases and the New Global Health

Global health needs are changing. A new set of global health challenges, from diabetes, cancer, and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) to traffic injuries, are overtaking infectious diseases as major causes of premature disability and death worldwide. Please join us for a discussion of these new global health challenges arising in low- and middle-income countries and the scalable, practical strategies that can help address them.

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Interactive

NCDs Interactive

Author: Thomas J. Bollyky
Producer: Andrei Henry

The gravest health threats facing low- and middle-income countries are not the plagues, parasites, and blights that dominate the news cycle and international relief efforts. They are the everyday diseases -- heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory illnesses -- we understand and could address, but fail to take action against.

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