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Noncommunicable Diseases in Developing Countries Emerging As a Global Health Crisis, Warns CFR Task Force

Rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in low- and middle-income countries are increasing faster, in younger people, and with worse outcomes than in wealthier countries. In 2013 alone, NCDs killed eight million people before their sixtieth birthdays in developing countries. A newA CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force reportA andA accompanying interactiveA look at the factors behind this epidemic and the ways the United States can best fight it.

The Global Health Crisis of Noncommunicable Diseases

with Thomas J. Bollyky, Maria Casa
Thomas J. Bollyky, CFRa's senior fellow for global health, economics, and development, discusses the global rise of noncommunicable diseases,A as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.
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New, Cheap, and Improved: Assessing the Promise of Reverse and Frugal Innovation to Address Noncommunicable Diseases

by Thomas J. Bollyky
In recent years, frugal and reverse innovation have gained attention as potential strategies for increasing the quality and accessibility of health care while slowing the growth in its costs. Thomas J. Bollyky arges that the demand for these types of innovation is increasing and outlinesA three practical questions for policymakers seeking real investments and results.

Noncommunicable Diseases in the Developing World

Thomas J. Bollyky, CFR's senior fellow for global health, economics, and development, leads a discussion on the rise of noncommunicable diseases in the developing world, attitudes towards them, and solutions for addressing them.

The Challenge of Noncommunicable Disease in Emerging Powers

with Yanzhong Huang, Rachel Nugent, Derek Yach, Jean-Paul Chretien
Profound changes in lifestyle, diets, and access to health care are taking place across the developing world. Higher income is commonly considered to lead to improved health, yet it also leads to increased incidence of noncommunicable diseases. In developing countries, these often affect working adults more than in developed nations. In this meeting, health experts offer analysis and recommendations regarding these trends.A A