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18:00 - 20:00 4 December 2012

The NCD (Non-Communicable Diseases) Time Bomb: Panel at the Houses of Parliament


Atlee Suite | Portcullis House (link Map)
Houses of Parliament | London |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free of charge
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Prof Anthony Costello, Director Institute for Global Health, UCL
Lord Nigel Crisp, APPG-GH
Susan Shurin, GACD

The event will be an opportunity to discuss how Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) can be reframed as a global development issue.

Last year’s high Level UN conference on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases reported “while the international community has focused on communicable diseases HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB, the main four NCDs remain relatively unnoticed.” Historically referred to as “lifestyle” diseases, most chronic or non-communicable diseases are largely preventable. The most common causes for NCDs are cardiovascular disease (mostly heart disease and stroke), chronic respiratory disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers and mental illnesses. Globally, 80% of NCD deaths occur in low- to middle-income countries – that’s twice as many deaths as from infectious diseases. The NCD burden will increase by 17% in the next ten years and in Africa by 27%. In the UK, NCDs are a growing concern amongst diaspora communities.


Amelia Tait/Rosie Bartlett
+44 (0) 20 7905 2784 | Amelia.tait@hotmail.co.uk


Registration and further information

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