New WHO study details low-cost solutions to curb tide on NCDs
Date: 19 SEPTEMBER 2011
16 SEPTEMBER | NEW YORK/GENEVA -- A new World Health Organization (WHO) study reveals that low income countries could introduce a core set of strategies to prevent and treat cancer, heart disease, diabetes and lung disease for just US$1.20 per person per year. "Noncommunicable diseases are one of the leading threats to global economic growth and development. Over the next 15 years, noncommunicable diseases will cost low and middle income countries' more than US$7 trillion " says Jean-Pierre Rosso, Chairman, World Economic Forum (WEF) USA, quoting the results of a WEF and Harvard School of Public Health study also released. "