Non-communicable diseases – harnessing the current opportunities

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Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) receive growing attention, which brings a unique opportunity to utilise solutions available to address them. These diseases are largely preventable; proven, cost-effective interventions are available; and when NCDs have emerged, means exist to treat them, prevent complications, and to improve quality of life. Yet, there is a lack in progress in responding effectively to NCDs, and the current discussion and research focus predominantly on challenges rather than the opportunities, which this paper outlines.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScan J Public Health
Volume40
Issue number6
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2012

    Research areas

  • The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - Chronic Disease, NCDs, Non-communicable diseases, United Nations General Assembly HIgh-Level Meeting on Non-communicable Diseases, Solutions, Benefits, Risk Factors

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