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Title: Systemic solutions for addressing non-communicable diseases in low-and middle-income countries
Authors: Ganju, A.
Goulart, A.C.
Ray, A.
Majumdar, A.
Jeffers, B.W.
Llamosa, G.
Cañizares, H.
Ramos-Cañizares, I.J.
Fadhil, I.
Subramaniam, K.
Lim, L.-L.
Bizri, L.E.
Ramesh, M. 
Guilford, M.
Ali, R.
Devi, R.D.
Malik, R.A.
Potkar, S.
Wang, Y.-P.
Keywords: Low-and middle-income countries
Non-communicable diseases
Public–private partnership
Universal health coverage
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Dove Medical Press Ltd.
Citation: Ganju, A., Goulart, A.C., Ray, A., Majumdar, A., Jeffers, B.W., Llamosa, G., Cañizares, H., Ramos-Cañizares, I.J., Fadhil, I., Subramaniam, K., Lim, L.-L., Bizri, L.E., Ramesh, M., Guilford, M., Ali, R., Devi, R.D., Malik, R.A., Potkar, S., Wang, Y.-P. (2020). Systemic solutions for addressing non-communicable diseases in low-and middle-income countries. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare 13 : 693-707. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
Abstract: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have been on the rise in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) over the last few decades and represent a significant healthcare concern. Over 85% of “premature” deaths worldwide due to NCDs occur in the LMICs. NCDs are an economic burden on these countries, increasing their healthcare expenditure. However, targeting NCDs in LMICs is challenging due to evolving health systems and an emphasis on acute illness. The major issues include limitations with universal health cover-age, regulations, funding, distribution and availability of the healthcare workforce, and availability of health data. Experts from across the health sector in LMICs formed a Think Tank to understand and examine the issues, and to offer potential opportunities that may address the rising burden of NCDs in these countries. This review presents the evidence and posits pragmatic solutions to combat NCDs. © 2020 Ganju et al.
Source Title: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
ISSN: 1178-2390
DOI: 10.2147/JMDH.S252300
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
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