Non-Communicable Diseases and Global Health Politics

"The Oxford Handbook of Global Health Politics", edited by Colin McInnes, Kelley Lee, Jeremy Youde, Oxford University Press, 2019

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 19/15

44 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2019 Last revised: 19 Mar 2019

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Roger Magnusson

The University of Sydney Law School

Date Written: February 28, 2019

Abstract

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes are responsible for around 70% of global deaths each year. This chapter describes how NCDs have become prevalent and critically evaluates global efforts to address NCDs and their risk factors, with a particular focus on the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UN system. It explores the factors that have prevented NCDs from achieving access to resources and a priority commensurate with their impact on people’s lives. The chapter evaluates the global response to NCDs both prior to and since the UN High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases held in 2011, and considers opportunities for strengthening that response in future.

This is a draft of a chapter accepted for publication by Oxford University Press in, "The Oxford Handbook of Global Health Politics", edited by Colin McInnes, Kelley Lee, Jeremy Youde, 2019.

Keywords: non-communicable diseases, global governance, law, World Health Organisation, preventive health

JEL Classification: K10, K30

Suggested Citation

Magnusson, Roger, Non-Communicable Diseases and Global Health Politics (February 28, 2019). "The Oxford Handbook of Global Health Politics", edited by Colin McInnes, Kelley Lee, Jeremy Youde, Oxford University Press, 2019, Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 19/15, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3343958

Roger Magnusson (Contact Author)

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