Report on Rates of Noncommunicable Disease in Low and Lower-Middle Income Countries
The Council on Foreign Relations
released a report focusing on the factors associated with the growing global
health crisis of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The report highlights the
fact that economic growth and urbanization are leading to increased life
expectancies but without the infrastructure and health care systems to support
this in the developing world. It calls on the United States to prioritize NCDs
in global health funding.
"More patients will get
sick, suffer longer, require more medical care, and die young. Given the scale
of these trends, the results will reverberate."
Read the report here. Or explore the online interactive
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Pooja Raghavan, Diabetes Research Fellow, 2012-2013
"It felt good to be back on Indian soil, the place where I first entered this world. The Indian air was thick and hot, cars and motorbikes honked in the background. As I exited the auto-rickshaw and entered the hospital, I noticed the enormous line of patients waiting to be seen in the diabetes clinic.
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