Treating non-communicable diseases (NCD) is a global health priority. Members of this community share effective approaches to combating NCDs in poor populations everywhere.

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Gene Bukhman
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Global Health Equity; Harvard Medical School, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine; Partners In Health - PIH
Eric Obscherning
Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network - YP-CDN

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Why do we call these diseases 'Non-communicable'?

King-Tung Chin replied

Dear Robert Korom, Very well elaborated points on the nature of complex interplay between genetics and environment. In an unnoticed manner, evolutionary force may alter many phenotypic manifestation of diseases. read more

Updated: 26 Oct, 2016
Replies: 13

Tackling cancer in low- and middle-income countries

Jing Wang replied

Thank you Elissa for your posting. Cancer control is a complex and heavy topic which is related to almost everyone in the globe, from individuals living with cancer, whether young or old, their families, friends, colleagues, caregivers, health care providers, researchers, governmental officials, and so forth. And it is so ... read more

Updated: 24 Oct, 2016
Recommendations: 2
Replies: 16

New Global Health Massive Online Course

Richard Skolnik replied

October 4, 2016 Friends, Essentials of Global Health is now on Coursera I am pleased to inform you that Coursera has just launched a massive online course (MOOC) that I did for Yale, called Essentials of Global Health. You can enroll in the first session by going to: You ... read more

Updated: 24 Oct, 2016
Replies: 6

Nov 14 | Global Health & US Policy: Priorities for the Next Administration

by Sandeep Kishore

Dea ​r​ ​ ​ all -- On November 14, the former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Louis Sullivan, MD, will join me and my team at the Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for a very special event: *Global Health ... read more

Updated: 24 Oct, 2016
Replies: 0

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Chan Puoch

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Khyber Ghaforzai

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