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Fiscal policies for diet and the prevention of noncommunicable diseases
The Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2013–2020, endorsed by the World Health Organization, provides a roadmap and a menu of policy options for Member States and other stakeholders to t...
Ageing and non-communicable diseases: opportunities for the EU to respond
HelpAge International 2016
The rise in NCDs combined with rapid population ageing presents important challenges for health and care systems globally. Deaths from NCDs are disproportionately concentrated in low- and middle-income countries. As a key player in gl...
Promoting cardiovascular health in the developing world: a critical challenge to achieve global health
Valentín Fuster (ed); Bridget B. Kelly (ed) / Institute of Medicine 2010
Cardiovascular disease (CVD), once thought to be confined primarily to industrialized nations, has emerged as a major health threat in developing countries.  the  turned to the IOM for advice on how to catalyze change. ...
The high cost of low vision: the evidence on ageing and the loss of sight
International Federation on Ageing 2013
Vision loss ? 80 percent of which is preventable ? is currently the leading cause of age-related disability.Worldwide, 285 million people are visually impaired, including 39 million who are totally blind. In developing countri...
Reducing Anemia Prevalence in Afghanistan: Socioeconomic Correlates and the Particular Role of Agricultural Assets
A. Flores-Martinez; G. Zanello; B. Shankar; N. Poole / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia 2016
Anemia is a nutrition problem of global importance. Based on data from 107 countries worldwide, Stevens et al. [1] estimated that 29% of non-pregnant women (translating to 496 million non-pregnant women), 38% of pregnant women (transl...
Live long and prosper: aging in East Asia and Pacific
World Bank Publications 2016
As a region, East Asia and Pacific is ageing rapidly. The region is home to over a third of the global population ages 65 and older—mostly in China—and to more old people than any other region. More significantly, th...
Sub-Saharan Africa’s growing population of older persons
United Nations Population Division 2016
The growing number of older persons in sub-Saharan Africa is a legacy of the high fertility that produced increasingly large birth cohorts during the twentieth century, as well as improving rates of survival to older ages. In 2015 the...
Factsheet: Diabetes in older people
HelpAge International 2016
There are two main types of diabetes. Type 2 accounts for over 90 per cent of diabetes worldwide. It results from the body’s ineffective use of insulin, leading to raised glucose levels in the blood. One of the four leading glob...
Global report on diabetes 2016
World Health Organization 2016
Diabetes is an important public health problem, one of four priority noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) targeted for action by world leaders. Both the number of cases and the prevalence of diabetes have been steadily increasing over the ...
Tuberculosis and diabetes dellitus control and care: the need for a coordinated response
Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2015
The prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) in diabetic patients and of diabetes mellitus (DM) in TB patients is an area of concern. With the Philippines being endemic for TB and compounded by an upward trend for DM, there is a need to jointl...
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A scientific diagram of the circulatory system, painted on a wall in Dubangat Momicha government-run secondary school, in Ethiopia. The mural indicates the main arteries and veins of the heart.

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