Time for global action on chronic disease.

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados last modified 15/04/2011 10:51

When it comes to global health, the international aid effort is almost entirely focused on the immense burden that communicable diseases inflict on the world’s low- and middle-income nations.

Colagiuri R, Hill D, Johnson G, Lalor E, Moodie R, Olver I, Roberts L, Robinson H, Wilson A, Greenland R. Time for global action on chronic disease. Med J Aust. 2011;194(4): 158-9. Available at: http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/194_04_210211/col10016_fm.html


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13/04/2011

But the world is also facing what United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon describes as “a public health emergency in slow motion”.1 Across the globe, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) — principally heart disease, cancer, diabetes, kidney disease and chronic lung disorders — are imposing ever greater burdens on individuals, families, health systems and economies.


Colagiuri R, Hill D, Johnson G, Lalor E, Moodie R, Olver I, Roberts L, Robinson H, Wilson A, Greenland R.

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