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Promoting Cardiovascular Health in the Developing World

A Critical Challenge to Achieve Global Health

; Editors: Valentín Fuster and Bridget B Kelly.

Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-14774-3ISBN-10: 0-309-14774-3


The committee was charged with evaluating the available evidence to offer conclusions and recommendations to reduce the global burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD), with an emphasis on developing guidance for partnership and collaborations among a range of public- and private-sector entities involved with global health and development.

In response to its charge, the committee undertook an examination of the current state of efforts to reduce the global epidemic of CVD based on a review of the available literature and of information gathered from various stakeholders in CVD and global health. In this analysis, the committee evaluated why there has not been more action to address chronic diseases and assessed the available evidence on intervention approaches to prevent and manage CVD, emphasizing knowledge and strategies pertinent to their implementation in low and middle income countries. Through careful consideration of the evidence and a thorough deliberation process, the committee drew conclusions about the necessary next steps to move forward.


This study was supported by Contract No. N01-OD-4-2139, Task Order No. 206, between the National Academy of Sciences and the National Institutes of Health.

Suggested citation:

IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2010. Promoting Cardiovascular Health in the Developing World: A Critical Challenge to Achieve Global Health. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

Copyright © 2010, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK45693PMID: 20945571
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