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John Walley and John Wright

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199238934

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238934.001.0001

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Non-communicable diseases

Non-communicable diseases

(p.287) Chapter 15 Non-communicable diseases
Public Health

Kamran Siddiqi

Oxford University Press

International agencies have been warning against the recent global rise in non-communicable diseases. This is considered as a major threat to future development and efforts to reduce world poverty. Governments have been urged to place due emphasis on the control of non-communicable diseases through healthy public policies and investment in their prevention. This is considered as an imminent global epidemic. Due to a wide range of determinants of non-communicable diseases, only a multi-sectoral approach is likely to succeed in controlling it. This chapter illustrates an approach, which can be applied to understand and deal with several non-communicable diseases.

Keywords:   public health, disease control, non-communicable diseases, disease prevention, health programmes

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