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    Eliminating the neglected tropical diseases: Translational science and new technologies

    PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2017
    The World Health Organization recognises 17 major parasitic and related infections as the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Despite recent gains in the understanding of the nature and prevalence of NTDs, as well as successes in recent scaled-up preventive chemotherapy strategies and other health interventions, the NTDs continue to rank among the world’s greatest global health problems.
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    Fiscal policies for diet and the prevention of noncommunicable diseases

    2016
    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 take coordinated and coherent action to reduce mortality from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and exposure to risk factors.
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    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 global health and development, the EU has an important role to play in strengthening the response to NCDs in these countries.
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    Promoting cardiovascular health in the developing world: a critical challenge to achieve global health

    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.
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    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.
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    Reducing Anemia Prevalence in Afghanistan: Socioeconomic Correlates and the Particular Role of Agricultural Assets

    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 (translating to 32 million pregnant women) and 43% of children (translating to 273 million children) suffer from anemia.
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    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.
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    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 there were 46 million people aged 60 years or over in sub-Saharan Africa, an increase from 23 million in 1990. Highlights of this overview include:
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    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 global NCDs2, diabetes is a major cause of chronic illness and morbidity:
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    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 past few decades.

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