Tuesday, September 20, 2011

[EQ] The Growing Danger of Non-Communicable Diseases Acting Now to Reverse Course

The Growing Danger of Non-Communicable Diseases
Acting Now to Reverse Course

The World Bank - Human Development Network – September 2011

Available online PDF file [24p.] at: http://bit.ly/mY9zP8

“….The aim of this note is to support policy makers in lower-and middle-income countries, as well as the development community, in taking action across sectors to effectively address the growing crisis of NCDs amongst other national and global priorities.
The World Bank’s support to policy makers in addressing the NCD challenge builds on its work in strengthening development and improving health outcomes in middle- and lower-income countries….
‘”….The Bank stands ready to help countries, particularly those dealing with a “double burden” of disease, to shape strategies to achieve their MDG targets, and build the evidence, for both middle and lower income countries, to effectively respond to the NCD challenge, while resolving the inevitable tradeoffs that policymakers will face in allocating national health budgets….”

Executive Summary .

A Call to Action: The Mounting Development Challenge of NCDs .

Changing Course: The Prevention Opportunity.

Effective Response Requires Action Across Sectors.



Figure 1 The Rising NCD Challenge in Developing Regions Includes Younger Populations.

Figure 2 High Cost of NCDs to Economies, Health Systems, Households and Individuals Economies.

Figure 3 Examples of Priority Interventions to Address NCDs.

Figure 4 Proposed Expansion Path for an NCD Prevention Package in China.

Figure 5 A Wide Range of Possible Policy Interventions.

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