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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Sr. Mercy Inbakumari, BsN, Diabetes Educator, Research Nurse
Sister Mercy has been a critical member of our partner research team at CMC, Vellore for five years now. In conjunction with the CMC Endocrinology Department and visiting Einstein faculty, she is conducting metabolic research on a novel form of diabetes, called “lean diabetes”, that is thought to be highly prevalent in India. Her work focuses on the basic mechanisms concerning obesity and insulin resistance and how these mechanisms relate to diabetes development.
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