Global Health Magazine Looks At Chronic Diseases In Developing World

The latest edition of the Global Health Council's "Global Health Magazine" focuses on chronic diseases in developing countries. "While HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis have taken center stage, chronic diseases such as mental illness, cardiovascular disease and cancers have been sidelined. Yet according to the World Health Organization, developing countries shoulder more than 60 percent of the global burden of coronary heart disease" (Fall, 2009).