Global burden of disease--a race against time

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Low-income communities will within the next decades undergo rapid changes. The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes, cardio-vascular disease and cancer, will comprise an increasing proportion of the total disease burden. The results of projections indicate that the already constrained health systems will face a double burden of disease, in which HIV/AIDS and other common infectious diseases will co-exist with the new NCDs. In order for preventive measures directed towards NCD to be cost-effective, these have to be implemented within the next 10-20 years.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDanish Medical Bulletin
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)32-4
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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