Why Is There No Funding For Non-Communicable Diseases?

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Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes are the leading cause of mortality worldwide. Despite their heavy and growing burden, however, NCDs remain under-appreciated issues in health agenda, attracting less than 2% of all global health funding.

In this article in the Journal of Global Health Perspectives, Dr. Luke Allen of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Population Health explores why NCDs gain so little attention from the global health community and raises discussion about making progress toward bridging this financing-burden gap.

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YP-CDN Communications and Design Intern / Aspiring PH Grad Student / Smith College Class of 2014

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