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Sick Societies: Responding to the global challenge of chronic disease

David Stuckler and Karen Siegel


Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Within the next few decades, the burden of chronic disease will more than triple, with the greatest rises occurring in developing countries. However, the rapid growth of chronic diseases is not being met with a proportionate increase in global attention, with global health traditionally focusing on infectious disease and maternal and child health. This book is the first to synthesize the growing evidence-base surrounding the chronic disease, comprehensively addressing the prevention and control of chronic diseases from ... More

Keywords: chronic disease, death, disability, developing countries, global health, preventing chronic disease, managing chronic disease

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199574407
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574407.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Stuckler, editor
Assistant Professor of Political Economy, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard University, USA

Karen Siegel, editor
PhD student, Public Health Nutrition and Health Sciences, Laney Graduate School and Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, USA

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Chapter 2 Sick individuals, sick populations: The societal determinants of chronic diseases

David Stuckler, Karen Siegel, Roberto De Vogli, and Sanjay Basu

Chapter 4 Comprehensive strategies to reduce the burden of chronic diseases

David Stuckler, Karen Siegel, Kathleen O’Connor Duffany, Sandeep Kishore, Denise Stevens, and Sanjay Basu

Chapter 5 Politics of chronic disease

David Stuckler, Sanjay Basu, Lawrence King, Sarah Steele, and Martin McKee

Chapter 6 Activities of the private sector

Tara Acharya, Amy C. Fuller, George A. Mensah, and Derek Yach