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The Global Health Crisis of Noncommunicable Diseases

with Thomas J. Bollyky, Maria Casa
Thomas J. Bollyky, CFR's senior fellow for global health, economics, and development, discusses the global rise of noncommunicable diseases, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.
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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 new CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report and accompanying interactive look at the factors behind this epidemic and the ways the United States can best fight it.

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 J. 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.