Sunday, September 11, 2011

Informing the 2011 UN Session on Noncommunicable Diseases: Applying Lessons from the AIDS Response

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

"In two weeks, the United Nations (UN) High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases will begin, providing the first formal UN opportunity for the international community to raise awareness of the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Global advocates are hoping to apply the lessons learned in the global response to HIV to inform the structure of the NCD response. In order to prevent, diagnose, and treat the dual burden of communicable and noncommunicable diseases that are disproportionately felt among the poorest billion people in the world, plans must focus on strengthening health care from the community to the tertiary care centers."

Read more: link to full article on PLoS Medicine
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