What's in a name? A call to reframe non-communicable diseases
The Lancet The Lancet Chronic diseases are still severely under-represented in the national health plans of low-income countries as well as among international donors despite the high number of affected persons and the economic damage they cause in these countries.
The author attributes this, among other things, to the outdate and inadequacy of the name: Non-communicable diseases - the disease is defined by the exclusion of other diseases. A call, not just to change the name. (Photo: GovernmentZA / flickr)