Raising the priority of preventing chronic diseases: a political process

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Chronic diseases, especially cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, and chronic obstructive respiratory diseases, are neglected globally despite growing awareness of the serious burden that they cause. Global and national policies have failed to stop, and in many cases have contributed to, the chronic disease pandemic. Low-cost and highly effective solutions for the prevention of chronic diseases are readily available; the failure to respond is now a political, rather than a technical issue. We seek to understand this failure and to position chronic disease centrally on the global health and development agendas. To identify strategies for generation of increased political priority for chronic diseases and to further the involvement of development agencies, we use an adapted political process model.

Geneau R, Stuckler D, Stachenko S, McKee M,  Ebrahim S, Basu S, Chockalingham A, Mwatsama M, Jamal R, Alwan A, Beaglehole R. Raising the priority of preventing chronic diseases: a political process. The Lancet. 2010; 376 (9753):1689-1698. Available at: http://download.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140673610614146.pdf?id=e16241398b8eb460:171b4d28:12c5e4dfc3c:3ef61290078349933


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18/11/2010
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Geneau R, Stuckler D, Stachenko S, McKee M, Ebrahim S, Basu S, Chockalingham A, Mwatsama M, Jamal R, Alwan A, Beaglehole R.

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