Tackling the Crisis of Chronic Disease
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory conditions and cancers – are the leading causes of death worldwide. An estimated 80% of these fatalities occur in developing countries – millions of which are preventable. This is an urgent global health issue that demands analysis of gaps in NCD research, new policies and practices, and actionable recommendations to close the gaps.
This is a panel discussion occasioned by the publication of Noncommunicable Diseases in the Developing World: Addressing Gaps in Global Policy and Research (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013). Contributors to the book and other stakeholders will discuss what action can be taken now to advance the global campaign against NCDs.
Louis Galambos, Co-Director, Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, The Johns Hopkins University
Jeffrey L. Sturchio, Senior Partner, Rabin Martin
Sally G. Cowal, Senior Vice President, Global Health, American Cancer Society
Trevor Gunn, Managing Director, International Relations, Medtronic
J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President; Director of the Global Health Policy Center, CSIS