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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Isaac, 15-year-old child from Uganda
The most poignant story we have encountered is that of Isaac, a 15-year-old orphan (featured in Einstein's Annual Report) who would sell his insulin to buy food for his grandmother. Since children taking insulin need regular meals and medical attention to survive, we arranged to send Isaac to a boarding school for children with medical needs...
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