Global Health: Chronic diseases and other emergent issues in global health

Tracey Pérez Koehlmoos*, Shahela Anwar, Alejandro Cravioto

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Infectious diseases have had a decisive and rapid impact on shaping and changing health policy. Noncommunicable diseases, while not garnering as much interest or importance over the past 20 years, have been affecting public health around the world in a steady and critical way, becoming the leading cause of death in developed and developing countries. This article discusses emergent issues in global health related to noncommunicable diseases and conditions, with focus on defining the unique epidemiologic features and relevant programmatic, health systems, and policy responses concerning noncommunicable chronic diseases, mental health, accidents and injuries, urbanization, climate change, and disaster preparedness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623-638
Number of pages16
JournalInfectious Disease Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Chronic disease
  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Emergent issues
  • Injuries
  • Mental health


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