Textbook of Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases: The Health Challenge of 21st Century

by Jai Prakash Narain, Rajesh Kumar

Textbook of Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases: The Health Challenge of 21st Century deals with various aspects of chronic noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which now are the leading cause of death worldwide and will remain the foremost public health challenge in the 21st century. The book commences with the chapter providing a broad overview of the problem, including the evidence relating to the burden of NCDs and the associated health and developmental dimensions. The chapter describes the magnitude of the problem, its distribution along the social gradients, the underlying causes that are driving the NCD epidemic, and the impact on health and socioeconomic development at macro-level, and on households and family at micro-level. The book also discusses the global best practices and lessons learnt on implementation of population-based cost-effective interventions including what healthy choices people can make and the package of prevention and care interventions, i.e., cost-effective, easily available and have a high impact. The link between infectious diseases and NCDs has also been described. This book also explores the role of the United Nations in NCD prevention and control, and unveils future UN plans.


Book Detail

Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Narain Jai Prakash
National Centre for Disease Control, New Delhi, India; ICMR Technical Working Group on NCD Surveillance, New Delhi, India
2. Kumar Rajesh
ISBN 9789352500437
Speciality Community Medicine
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/12691
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2016
Pages 270
Book Type Professional


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