Addressing the Gaps in Policy and Research for Non-Communicable Diseases

Addressing the Gaps in Policy and Research for Non-Communicable Diseases
Addressing the Gaps in Policy and Research for Non-Communicable Diseases comprise a set of policy briefs that focus on five areas where health systems need strengthening to address gaps in the provision of NCD care and treatment: structuring supply chains, accelerating regulatory harmonization, improving access to interventions, restructuring primary care, and promoting multi-sectoral action. Together they develop a pragmatic agenda for reducing the burden of NCDs and provide an initial roadmap for policy development and progress in the fight against these chronic conditions.
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NCD Report Launched at the Geneva Pharma Forum: Putting NCDs into Focus

Pharma Forum: Putting NCDs into Focus
The Johns Hopkins University’s Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health and the Study of Business Enterprise released Addressing the Gaps in Global Policy and Research for Non-Communicable Diseases on Feb. 4, 2013. Rabin Martin Senior Partner Jeffrey L. Sturchio, who co-edited the publication with Professor Louis Galambos of Johns Hopkins University, moderated the panel at the Geneva Pharma Forum: Putting NCDs into Focus.
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Rabin Martin Launches Efforts against Chronic Disease at Clinton Global Initiative

Rabin Martin Launches Efforts against Chronic Disease at Clinton Global Initiative
Rabin Martin launched a global advocacy program at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting to help address the challenges of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including diabetes, heart disease and cancer, which together represent the greatest current threats to health. Under this commitment, Rabin Martin will lead the development of expert recommendations on gaps in NCD research, policy and practice, with a focus on roles for partnerships and the private sector.  
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Addressing the Rise of NCDs – Taking a Multi-sectoral Approach

Non-communicable diseases – including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory disease – have become a global epidemic. They do not simply affect the industrialized world – 80% of the deaths from these diseases occur in low- and middle-income countries. Collectively NCDs have surpassed infectious diseases as the leading cause of death in all regions of the world with the exception of Africa.
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