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Ann Deschamps, RN, MSN
Lector Verpleegkunde, Lecturer in Nursing
Ankerlector Internationalisering, Coordinator International Office Nursing
Verpleegkundig onderzoeker, Researcher in Nursing
KHLeuven, Departement Gezondheid en Technologie
Bestuurslid van de European HIV Nursing Network
Regionale voorzitter Benelux en Frankrijk
Member of the Steering Committee of the European HIV Nursing Network
Regional Chair Benelux and France
Link leads to: http://www.who.int/nmh/publications/ncd_report2010/en/
Summary: This report sets out the statistics, evidence and experiences needed to launch a more forceful response to the growing threat posed by noncommunicable diseases. While advice and recommendations are universally relevant, the report gives particular attention to conditions in low- and middle-income countries, which now bear nearly 80% of the burden from diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases. The health consequences of the worldwide epidemic of obesity are also addressed.
The report takes an analytical approach, using global, regional and country-specific data to document the magnitude of the problem, project future trends, and assess the factors contributing to these trends. As noted, the epidemic of these diseases is being driven by powerful forces now touching every region of the world: demographic ageing, rapid unplanned urbanization, and the globalization of unhealthy lifestyles. While many chronic conditions develop slowly, changes in lifestyles and behaviours are occurring with a stunning speed and sweep.
Source: World Health Organization - WHO
Publication Date: April 1, 2011
Keywords: Publications & Research