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NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
The Truth About the Global Cancer Burden
John R. Seffrin
CEO, American Cancer Society Inc.
Of all of the myths about cancer, I believe one of the most harmful misconceptions today is that cancer is a disease exclusive to wealthy, or developed, countries such as the United States.
Cancer Rises in Africa, a Continent Unequipped to Deal With it
David J. Olson
Global health communications expert
HIV-positive Africans have a 30-90 times higher risk of Kaposi sarcoma, a 5-times higher risk of lymphoma and at least twice the risk for cervical cancer compared to HIV-negative Africans. Yet most African languages don't have a word for cancer.
Non-Communicable Diseases: A Women's Health, Rights and Empowerment Issue
Non-communicable diseases are the #1 killer of women. A staggering 50,000 women lose their lives to NCDs every single day. More than 1,000 women die from cardiovascular disease, one of the four main NCDs, every hour.
September's UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases Stalled
Diabetes advocate, author, speaker and coach
Non-communicable diseases threaten almost every nation's health and our global financial stability. Now leaders of the world's most advanced nations are delaying, and may refuse, to commit to do much to prevent people from dying.
Urging World Leaders at Davos to Focus on the Crisis of Chronic Diseases
CEO of Arogya World
For far too long, global health attention has focused on diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria and must go beyond them to far more common life-threatening diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, cancer and chronic lung disease.
The Worldwide Rise of Chronic Diseases and Potential Nutritional Solutions
Medical Doctor, Science, Technology and Finance Specialist; Un...
Treating chronic diseases are so costly in human and financial terms -- for people, governments and indeed the economy. Ramping up prevention programs, worldwide, is the need of the hour.
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