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Chronic diseases: The global epidemic

Chronic diseases: The global epidemic

The WHO’s first “Global Status Report” defines noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular disorders, cancer or diabetes as a “slow-motion catastrophe.” Newly industrialized and industrializing countries are the greatest victims of these noncommunicable diseases. 80% of deaths due to cardiovascular disorders, cancer or diabetes were recorded among the poor and under-privileged populations in developing and newly industrializing countries. (Photo: World Granny/flickr)

Feb 26, 2018

The world is waiting for more than empty promises

Analysis in the run-up to the upcoming high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases Greater political commitment is crucial to get the global burden of chronic disease under control. Only if the topic is a priority on the agenda of the heads ...

Feb 02, 2018

Commercial influence in control of non-communicable diseases

Policy makers engaging with industry must understand the risks

British Medical Journal (BMJ) "Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a threat to health and development globally, accounting for 72% of all deaths in 2016. The UN sustainable development ...

Jan 08, 2018

WHO Independent NCDs Commission launches with mission and priorities for action

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World Health Organisation (WHO) "Experts and advocates in promoting health and preventing and controlling noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) have been mobilized to support the running of the WHO ...

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Dec 04, 2017

Universal Pension Pilot in Muleba District

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Kwa Wazee Die hohe Wirksamkeit – auch Kostenwirksamkeit – von Sozialrenten zum Schutz und zur Stärkung alter Menschen ist inzwischen allgemein anerkannt. Verschiedene ...

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