Sunday, September 11, 2011

Grappling with the tensions around non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

From the Institute for Health and Social Justice (IHSJ) Reader:

"By 2030, the burden of disease from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) will be three times greater than that of communicable disease and maternal, perinatal, and nutritional conditions combined. The upcoming United Nations High-Level Meeting on NCDs has stirred tensions around global health funding. However, these conflicts could be allayed by redirecting focus to strengthening health systems so they deliver comprehensive, integrated care rather than debating whether communicable or noncommunicable diseases should receive more funding." - Sir George Allyne, Alafia Samu els, Karen Sealey, Global Health Magazine.

Read more: full article at Global Health Magazine.
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