TITLE

Poverty and chronic diseases in Asia: challenges and opportunities

AUTHOR(S)
Jha, Prabhat; Zhengming Chen
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/23/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 9, p1059
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The authors reflect on the emerging threats from chronic diseases in Asia particularly in China and India which has shown major health and poverty implications and significant challenge for the government. They evaluate that many of the chronic diseases are avoidable with the cost-effective interventions and controls. They assess that the creation of epidemiologic and clinical interventions to monitor the evolution of the chronic diseases can have global scientific benefits.
ACCESSION #
27236739

 

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