From Burden to"Best Buys": Reducing the Economic Impact of Non-Communicable Diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados última modificación 27/09/2011 11:59

There is growing awareness and concern about the large and escalating burden of chronic, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) not just from the public health perspective but also from the economic one. The social burdens associated with the four diseases that are the focus of the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs – cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases – include prolonged disability, diminished resources within families and reduced productivity, in addition to tremendous demands on health systems.

World Health Organization (WHO); World Economic Forum. From Burden to"Best Buys": Reducing the Economic Impact of Non-Communicable Diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Geneva: World Health Organization (WHO); World Economic Forum; 2011. Available at: http://www.who.int/nmh/publications/best_buys_summary.pdf


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