(Peter Piot, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Galambos and Sturchio have produced a fresh text that motivates for significant increases in investments in NCD control in developing countries. The new WHO goals will remain purely aspirational unless policy makers address their recommendations. This is a must-read for all involved in health policy.
(Derek Yach, Vitality Institute)
NCDs are finally recognized as a very complex challenge. They threaten to reverse important health gains achieved in recent decades and impair sustainable development, particularly for low and middle-income countries. Distinguished scholars with vast knowledge and experience provide valuable guidance for policy makers on five key areas to best incorporate NCD responses into existing programs and resources.
(Mirta Roses Periago, Global Agenda Council NCDs, World Economic Forum)
Noncommunicable diseases are the new pandemic of the twenty-first century. Galambos and Sturchio assembled a distinguished group of contributors to address the task of 'closing the gap' in the developing world. It is a lucid, scholarly, informative examination that focuses on what may be possible in the coming decades.
(Adel Mahmoud, Princeton University)
From the Back Cover
(Jean Claude Mbanya, University of Yaoundé 1, Yaoundé, Cameroon, and University of Technology, Jamaica)
(Cary Adams, NCD Alliance and Union for International Cancer Control)