Urgent Need To Address Chronic Disease In Developing Countries

Accessed 8 February 2014

Urgent Need To Address Chronic Disease In Developing Countries
Geoffrey Kabat, Contributor
2 February 2014
As mortality rates from chronic disease decline in developed countries, developing countries are facing a double-barreled health threat. In addition to the burden of infectious diseases (malaria, tuberculosis, HIV-AIDS), changes in diet and lifestyle are driving increases in chronic diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. The cancer burden in low-resource countries has doubled in the past 25 years and is projected to double again by 2030…