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The Grand Challenge of Global Health NCD Season

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Non-Communicable Diseases – sometimes referred to as “chronic diseases”– are the world’s biggest killers, accounting for more deaths than any other cause worldwide. Eighty per cent of these deaths occur in the world’s poorest countries.

NCDs include heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, cancer and mental illness.

University College, London, is running a series of talks about NCDs as part of its Grand Challenge of Global Health NCD Season. This will bring together fields of inter-disciplinary expertise from UCL, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and beyond, in a series of symposia to challenge, provoke and inform.

The Grand Challenge Series includes

13th May, 2014 :Future global trends in cardiometabolic disease

29th May, 2014 : The NCD Makeover Show

2nd June, 2014 : Obesity - What's making the world fat? (And what can we do about it?)

4th June, 2014 : Policy Debate - What can we do about Global NCDs? (And why aren't we doing it?)


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