Diseases, Noncommunicable

Foreign Affairs Article

Darkness Invisible

Authors: Thomas R. Insel, Pamela Y. Collins, and Steven E. Hyman

Four years ago, a team of scholars from the Harvard School of Public Health and the World Economic Forum prepared a report on the current and future global economic burden of disease.

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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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NY Event: Addressing the Chronic Disease Crisis in Developing Countries

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

Task Force Co-Chair Thomas E. Donilon, Task Force Project Director Thomas J. Bollyky, and Task Force Member Barbara Byrne, join Juju Chang, coanchor of ABC News’ Nightline, to discuss the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force Report 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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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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The Challenge of Non-Communicable Diseases

Panelist: Nils Daulaire
Panelist: Babatunde Osotimehin
Panelist: Derek Yach
Presider: Sheri L. Fink

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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