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Today we face a global tsunami of noncommunicable diseases. No longer considered 'diseases of affluence,' they are now the world's major cause of death, morbidity, and disability and threaten to overwhelm health services, especially in low- and middle-income countries. This timely book reviews some of the key research in this area, showing how health, environment, social, and economic factors interact and suggesting how we can begin to tackle this new epidemic.
(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)

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An extremely well-pieced-together contribution to global health on NCDs. The expert authors have given an excellent summary of the NCD political roadmap and critically appraised the challenges facing developing countries as they tackle the NCD epidemic. A must-read for all those working in the field of global health.
(Jean Claude Mbanya, University of Yaoundé 1, Yaoundé, Cameroon, and University of Technology, Jamaica)

Those of us who have argued that NCDs should be embedded in the global health and development agendas have been privileged to see our call to action result in a better situation for future generations. This impressive book recalls the history of that movement and presents the case to focus specifically in developing countries.
(Cary Adams, NCD Alliance and Union for International Cancer Control)

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  • File Size: 1894 KB
  • Print Length: 184 pages
  • Publisher: JHUP; 1 edition (November 21, 2013)
  • Publication Date: November 21, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GTSPE30
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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