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
44 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2019 Last revised: 19 Mar 2019
Date Written: February 28, 2019
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
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