CFP: The Politics of Non-Communicable Diseases in the Global South

CFP: The Politics of Non-Communicable Diseases in the Global South

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Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Annual International Conference, 2013
Royal Geographical Society and Imperial College, London. 28-30 August 2013

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), from cancer and diabetes to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, are not only the leading cause of death worldwide, they now also disproportionately affect the Global South, with 80% of global NCD-related mortality in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). This will further worsen with continuing economic development, rapid urbanization and the globalization of unhealthy lifestyles causing NCD-related mortality to rise markedly in the Global South over the next few years. (more…)