Healthcare expert Dr. Jonathan D. Quick discusses solutions to address the rapid rise of chronic illnesses in the developing world
The arrival of the first consignment of affordable Novartis Access medicines in Kenya at Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) heralds a drastic reduction in the cost of treatment.
Efforts are underway to reinforce health education and healthcare delivery in rural Vietnam to combat a rise in chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and respiratory ailments.
Chronic diseases kill 38 million people per year worldwide; almost three-quarters of those deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. It’s time to act.
Chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes were once the preserve of wealthy countries but are now increasingly common in lower-income countries too as populations age and lifestyles change.
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