Chronic diseases: The global epidemic

Chronic diseases: The global epidemic

The WHO’s first “Global Status Report” defines noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular disorders, cancer or diabetes as a “slow-motion catastrophe.” Newly industrialized and industrializing countries are the greatest victims of these noncommunicable diseases. 80% of deaths due to cardiovascular disorders, cancer or diabetes were recorded among the poor and under-privileged populations in developing and newly industrializing countries. (Photo: World Granny/flickr)

Dec 14, 2017 / 12:30, SDC Office, Europaplatz, Berne

Brown Bag Lunch with Richard Fuller, President, Pure Earth & Memberof the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health

Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health

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WHO is committed to strengthening cooperation with civil society in the fight against noncommunicable diseases

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Psychische Gesundheit: Riesige Versorgungslücke in Armutsgebieten


Christian Blind Mission (Switzerland)

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