Prioritizing Non-Communicable Diseases
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Prioritizing Non-Communicable Diseases

September 12, 2011 3:08 pm (EST)

Prioritizing Non-Communicable Diseases
Explainer Video

Derek Yach, director of global health policy at PepsiCo, discusses the role of government and business in lowering mortality rates from non-communicable diseases (NCDs). "We now have overwhelming evidence, both of the health impact, and perhaps as importantly, we’re starting to see the economic impact of heart disease, diabites, chronic lung disease, cancer," says Yach, arguing this data is raising global interest in the issue of NCDs.

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