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NCDs: Closing the gap


November 12, 2013: The disease burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is exceptionally high in the developing world with 80% of deaths caused by NCDs occurring in low and middle income countries alone. Within that context, the John Hopkins University press has recently released a new book, titled Noncommunicable Diseases in the Developing World: Closing the gap. Edited by Jeffrey L. Sturchio and Louis Galambos, the book features several chapters by NCD experts that seek to provide the reader with recommendations and actions based on the authors’ experiences and their review of the NCD situation in the developing world. One of these chapters, “Sectoral Cooperation for the Prevention and Control of NCDs” was co-authored by our President, Dr. Sania Nishtar and Sir George Alleyne.