Chronic diseases in developing and newly industrialized countries: A new challenge for global health
Basel, 10 November 2009
Death rates caused by infectious diseases have been overtaken by chronic diseases in all parts of the world except southern Africa. Chronic diseases can no longer be regarded as a problem that is exclusive to the developed world. This presents major challenges not only for the affected countries, but also for international health policy and non-governmental organizations involved in health cooperation. The eighth Swiss Health Cooperation Symposium to be organized by Medicus Mundi Switzerland will take place within the established framework.