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Scand J Public Health. 2012 Aug;40(6):579-81. doi: 10.1177/1403494812455112. Epub 2012 Aug 7.

Non-communicable diseases: harnessing the current opportunities.

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  • 1Department of International Health, Immunology and Microbiology, Copenhagen School of Global Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. janebs@sund.ku.dk

Abstract

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are receiving growing attention, which brings a unique opportunity to utilise solutions available to address them. These diseases are largely preventable; proven, cost-effective interventions are available; and when NCDs emerge, means exist to treat them, prevent complications, and to improve quality of life. Yet, there is a lack in progress in responding effectively to NCDs, and the current discussion and research focus predominantly on challenges rather than the opportunities, which this paper outlines.

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