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2011-09-07 11:17:00

As the world prepares to develop a global strategy to tackle some of the biggest current threats to human health, there is a lot to be learned from past successes and mistakes of the global response to HIV/AIDS. The lessons learned and recommendations for developing a strategy to tackle non-communicable diseases, which include cancers, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, are contained in a new article in this week's PLoS Medicine by global health leaders who...

2011-08-11 13:31:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders of major U.S. kidney organizations concerned with reducing the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in America, joined forces this week with their colleagues at the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) in its joint global initiative asking Health Ministers around the world, including HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius - to help secure the inclusion of kidney disease in the strategies coming from the World Health...

2011-05-17 00:00:28

In the first of a series of new reports, a coalition of pharmaceutical industry trade organizations outlines the serious burden that chronic diseases place on patients and global health care systems. (PRWEB) May 15, 2011 In the first of a series of new reports, a coalition of pharmaceutical industry trade organizations outlines the serious burden that chronic diseases place on patients and global health care systems. "Fighting Chronic Disease: Importance of Non-communicable Diseases" is...

2011-04-27 15:59:00

DALLAS, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the leading volunteer public health authority in cardiovascular disease and stroke, the American Heart Association has been invited by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to participate in the World Health Organization's First Global Ministerial Conference. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100222/AHSALOGO) "This represents an unprecedented opportunity to contribute to the dialogue that will shape how the...

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2011-04-27 08:05:00

Deaths from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are on the rise and are the leading killers worldwide, the World Health Organization reported in their Global Status Report on NCDs. Heart disease, strokes, chronic lung diseases, cancers and diabetes result in about 36.1 million deaths in 2008, with almost 80% of these deaths occurring in low-to-middle-income countries. "The rise of chronic noncommunicable diseases presents an enormous challenge," says WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan....

2011-01-04 10:32:00

DALLAS, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association is participating in an international effort to prepare for a United Nations (UN) high-level summit next year on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). These diseases -- mainly cardiovascular illnesses including stroke, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory conditions -- were estimated to cause more than 60 percent of deaths worldwide in 2005. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100222/AHSALOGO) The heart...

2010-12-08 00:54:07

Some progress, but the big challenges remain'.  This was the verdict after the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) hosted the 2010 European Summit on CVD Prevention on 30 November.  The summit was attended by a broad cross-section of medical experts, healthcare organisations, national societies, regulators and representatives from the European Union (EU).  The aim of this bi-annual event is to encourage concerted action towards a harmonised strategy for the prevention of...

2010-10-25 05:27:00

NEW DELHI, October 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Experts Say Universal Access to Preventive and Curative Intervention is Crucial Health experts participating at a roundtable organised by India Health Progress(IHP) on economic and social impact of non-communicable diseases in India are of the opinion that a concerted effort is required to address the growing burden. A review of variety of papers assessing the burden of non-communicable diseases in India has just been released...

2010-09-16 12:58:59

Policymakers should increase their sense of urgency to stop the global spread of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes that threaten the health and economies of industrialized and developing nations alike, Emory University global health researchers say. Writing in the current issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, authors K. M. Venkat Narayan, MD, Mohammed Ali, MBChB, MSc, and Jeffrey Koplan, MD, MPH, assert that the worldwide spread of chronic conditions, also...

2010-05-12 07:35:00

There is an urgent need for longitudinal cohorts based in sub-Saharan Africa to address the growing burden of non-communicable diseases in the region, according to a new article published in PLoS Medicine. Michelle Holmes from the Channing Laboratory at Harvard Medical School and colleagues argue that public health in sub-Saharan Africa has historically focused on communicable diseases including HIV/AIDS, malaria and other infectious disease. However, non communicable diseases (NCDs),...