Globalisation and the prevention and control of non-communicable disease: the neglected chronic diseases of adults

  title={Globalisation and the prevention and control of non-communicable disease: the neglected chronic diseases of adults},
  author={R. Beaglehole and D. Yach},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • R. Beaglehole, D. Yach
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • The growing global burden of non-communicable diseases in poor countries and poor populations has been neglected by policy makers, major multilateral and bilateral aid donors, and academics. Despite strong evidence for the magnitude of this burden, the preventability of its causes, and the threat it poses to already strained health care systems, national and global actions have been inadequate. Globalisation is an important determinant of non-communicable disease epidemics since it has direct… CONTINUE READING
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