Perspective: Missing in action: International aid agencies in poor countries to fight chronic disease

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Abstract

Chronic conditions are not just a problem for industrialized countries; they also affect more than a billion people in low- and middle-income countries. This Perspective shows how some middle-income countries are beginning to respond to the growing cost and prevalence of noncommunicable chronic diseases (NCDs). The primary message here, however, is that low-income countries will need substantial international assistance to confront the growing cost and burden of disease associated with NCDs. Evidence from middle-income countries suggests that there are low-cost, cost-effective ways to prevent and treat NCDs in low-income countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)202-205
Number of pages4
JournalHealth Affairs
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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