The World Health Organization (WHO) published this 2008-2013 Action Plan for the Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases in 2009. The strategy led to the First Global Ministerial Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and NoncommunicableDisease Control on April 28-29, 2014.
CFR Senior Fellow Thomas Bollyky argues that new strategies are needed to address the latest treatment-access crisis over patented medications, particularly as noncommunicable diseases continue to rapidly emerge in low- and middle-income countries.
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.
After the publication of Global strategy for the prevention and control of NCDs and its action plan, the Russian Federation and World Health Organization organized a conference focused on developing policies and programs that encourage healthy lifestyles and NCD prevention. The conference took place in Moscow, April 28-29, 2011, in Moscow.
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.
Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discusses the new set of global health challenges arising in low- and middle-income countries and the scalable, practical strategies that can help address them.