WHO – New Strategies Could Lower the Impact of Noncommunicable Diseases
A new WHO (World Health Organization) study reveals that low-income countries could introduce a core set of strategies to prevent and treat noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and lung disease for just US$ 1.20 per person per year.
The WHO study set out to help low- and middle-income countries identify low-cost interventions that can help turn the tide on NCDs and reduce their economic burden.
The list includes measures that target the population as a whole, and also tactics which focus on the individual.
The full press release may be read here: http://ow.ly/6zDam [WHO News Release, September 18, 2011]