Efforts aimed at reducing chronic disease in low- and middle-income countries amount to 1% of all donor health contributions. However, cardiovascular disease in these regions killed over twice as many people in 2001 as AIDS, malaria, and TB combined. A Copenhagen Consensus 2012 expert panel, including Prof Prabhat Jha, argues that chronic diseases are already a significant economic burden in developing countries, and propose five priority interventions with the largest “bang for buck” to tackle the problem.
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