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Noncommunicable Diseases and Global Health

"Chronic diseases -- such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis -- are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems in the U.S." states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Research links for background information and publications, current data and news, and organizations involved in addressing noncommunicable diseases (also known as chronic disease).

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.  

Noncommunicable Diseases in the Developing World

with Thomas Bollyky, Irina A. Faskianos
Thomas 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.
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UN Summit on Noncommunicable Diseases

Next Monday the United Nations will host its first ever High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) The goal of the two-day summit is to discuss strategies to prevent and control...