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Disease Control and the Promotion of Public Health Equity

  • Mbuso Precious Mabuza
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Abstract

The surge in non-communicable diseases has almost gone unnoticed for quite a while because non-communicable diseases were not even included in the initial health development agenda, specifically the Millennium Development Goals. Given the limited capacity in many low- and middle-income countries, this surge in non-communicable diseases becomes an even huge challenge for these countries to deal with as most of them are still ill-prepared. The costly and prolonged treatment of chronic non-communicable diseases and the fact that women are the most severely affected in the context of both communicable and non-communicable diseases raises the equity problem between and within countries. Prevention of con-communicable diseases is often undermined by rapid urbanisation and globalisation.

Keywords

Cancer Cardiovascular diseases Career management in HIV Change management in HIV Communicable diseases Community mobilisation Coordinating in HIV Corporate social investment Cost impact of HIV Diabetes Differences and behaviours in HIV Ethics Exposures Genetic Globalisation HIV and AIDS Lifestyle Malaria Multiple burden of diseases Non-communicable diseases Pharmaceutical Pharmacovigilance Prevention Risk factors Social behaviour change Tuberculosis Urbanisation Workplace HIV policy and strategy 

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  1. 1.Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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