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)

Apr 20, 2018

Neuer Aufschwung für die Palliativmedizin?

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Apr 19, 2018

Dringende Empfehlung an die Politik

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Apr 02, 2018

Active, empowered and young at heart: implications of participatory community work with older people

A comparative study of Swiss Red Cross projects in Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Bulgaria

Bulgaria/ | Swiss Red Cross

Swiss Red Cross This comparative study assesses the impact of active aging programmes on the social vulnerability of older people, as well as on the organizational development ...

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