NCDs growing in LMICs, converging with infectious diseases


“Most LMICs have significant dual disease burdens of NCDs such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, and IDs including tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and parasitic diseases.”

“NCDs and IDs share common features, such as long-term care needs and overlapping high-risk populations, and there are also notable direct interactions…”

“The convergence of NCD and ID in LMICs has the potential to overstretch already strained health systems.”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23064501

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