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  • The Bottom Billion and NCDs: Claudine Manizabayo's story

    Announcements  |  28th February 2011

    Claudine Manizabayo was suffering from shortness of breath and a cough. At first, doctors mistook her symptoms for asthma. Then a clinical team specializing in non-communicable diseases examined her and came back with a different diagnosis--heart failure. In affluent countries like the United States, the symptoms and the diagnosis are feared and familiar among the elderly and people with coronary artery disease. Claudine is only 18. In poor countries like Rwanda, where she grew up in a family of farm laborers, heart failure often afflicts the young and the destitute.

  • Non-Communicable Diseases: the world’s number one killer for women

    Press Releases  |  28th February 2011

    Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes, are the world’s number one killer causing 60% of deaths globally.

  • Center for Strategic and International Studies Launches Key Report on UN Summit

    Announcements  |  23rd February 2011

    The Center for Strategic and International Studies has launched a key report on the September 2011 UN NCD Summit.

  • Wiping Out Chronic Diseases May Add 10% to South Asia GDP, World Bank Says

     |  15th February 2011

    Eliminating heart disease, diabetes and other non-communicable illnesses may add between 4 percent and 10 percent to the gross domestic product of South Asia including India, the World Bank said. Heart disease is the biggest killer of people between the ages of 15 and 69 years in South Asia, the Washington-based bank said in a report published today. Non-communicable diseases now account for more than half of all disease in the region traditionally plagued by infectious maladies, the bank said.

  • Global Health Council Launches New Roundtable on Non-Communicable Diseases with The NCD Alliance and The American Cancer Society

    Announcements  |  02nd February 2011

    The transitioning global disease burden now means a world where the majority of mortality is a re

  • Experts Gather To Discuss the 'Super-Sized World' and the Global Obesity Epidemic

     |  02nd February 2011

    Overweight and obesity, risk factors for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, s

  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon calls for an international commitment for NCDs

    Announcements  |  28th January 2011

    27 January 2011 – With non-communicable diseases such as cancer, stroke and heart disease accounting for 60 per cent of all deaths, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the world's businesses leaders to help curb the risk factors behind a scourge that is expected to increase by half in developing countries by 2030.

  • NCD Alliance appoints new Executive Director

     |  07th January 2011

    The Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (NCD Alliance) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Téa Collins as Executive Director, effective 1 January 2011. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, Dr Collins will guide the Alliance in its mission to put non-communicable diseases on the global health agenda and improve the lives of people living with NCDs. Dr Collins’ appointment comes at an opportune time, in light of the UN Summit on NCDs to be held in September in New York.