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Noncommunicable Diseases
A Compendium




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ISBN 9781032307923
January 17, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
376 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations

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Noncommunicable Diseases: a Compendium introduces readers to NCDs – what they are, their frequency, their determinants, and how they can be prevented and controlled.

Focusing on cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and chronic respiratory disease, and their five shared main risk factors (tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and air pollution) as defined by the United Nations, this book provides a synopsis of one of the world’s biggest challenges of the 21st century. NCDs prematurely claim the lives of millions of people across the world every year, with untold suffering to hundreds of millions more, trapping many people in poverty, and curtailing economic growth and sustainable development. While resources between and within countries largely differ, the key principles of surveillance, prevention and management apply to all countries, as does the need to focus resources on the most cost-effective interventions, and the need for strong political will, sufficient resources, and sustained and broad partnerships. This compendium consists of 59 short and accessible chapters in six sections: (i) describing and measuring the burden and impact of NCDs; (ii) the burden, epidemiology, and priority interventions for individual NCDs; (iii) social determinants and risk factors for NCDs and priority interventions; (iv) global policy; (v) cross cutting issues; and (iv) stakeholder action.

Drawing on the expertise of a large and diverse team of internationally renowned policy and academic experts, the book describes the key epidemiologic features of NCDs and evidence-based interventions for policy makers across all parts of society, as well as public health and clinical practitioners.

Table of Contents

Part One: Principles 1. Scope of NCDs and definition 2. NCDs, development and the SDGs 3. Epidemiologic and demographic transition as a driver for NCDs 4. Social determinants of NCDs 5. Assessing the health burden of NCDs 6. Social and economic burden of NCDs (poverty angle) 7. Population and individual approaches to tackling NCDs 8. NCD prevention and control through the life course 9. Surveillance of NCDs and their risk factors: principles 10. Surveillance of NCDs and their risk factors: available tools 11. NCDs, UHC and health system strengthening 12. Government Leadership: national policy, strategy and plans and accountability measures for NCDs Part Two: Global policy 13. Global strategy 14. High-level Meetings 15. The WHO Global Action Plan to prevent and control NCDs 16. Best buys and other recommended interventions 17. Global accountability Part Three: Priority public health interventions: risk factors 18. Tobacco in NCDs: epidemiology, public health burden and main public health interventions 19. The WHO FCTC 20. Electronic cigarettes 21. Harmful use of alcohol in NCDs: epidemiology, burden and main public health interventions 22. Dietary salt and NCDs: epidemiology, public health burden and main public health interventions 23. Sugars: epidemiology, public health burden and main public health interventions 24. Food content labelling and its importance in public health with emphasis on NCDs 25. Saturated fats and trans-fats in NCDs: epidemiology and public health burden and main public health interventions 26. Tools and policy to promote food reformulation of healthier foods and limit promotion of unhealthy food by the food industry 27. Physical inactivity and NCDs: epidemiology and public health burden and main public health interventions 28. Pollution and the environment and NCDs; epidemiology and public health burden and main public health interventions Part Four: Priority public health interventions: diseases 29. CVD: epidemiology, public health burden and main public health interventions 30. Hypertension: epidemiology, public health burden and main public health interventions 31. Diabetes: epidemiology, public health burden and main public health interventions 32. Obesity: epidemiology, public health burden and main public health interventions 33. Generic cancer chapter - title TBD 34. Breast cancer: epidemiology and public health burden and interventions 35. Cervical cancer: epidemiology and public health burden and interventions 36. Colon cancer: epidemiology and public health burden and interventions 37. Prostate cancer: epidemiology and public health burden and interventions 38. CRD: epidemiology and public health burden and public health interventions Part Five: Cross cutting issues 39. Access to medicines & technologies for NCDs 40. Appropriate and affordable technologies for NCDs 41. NCDs and communicable diseases 42. NCDs and COVID-19 43. Digital technologies for NCDs 44. NCDs in emergencies and humanitarian settings 45. What does human rights mean for NCDs 46. How to include people living with NCDs into policy development and programming 47. Genetics and NCDs 48. Personalized vs public health for NCDs 49. NCDs and the law 50. The use of fiscal measures in tackling NCDs 51. Financing for NCDs 52. NCDs and Trade/CDH 53. Making the economic case for investing in NCDs 54. Changing behaviour at scale to prevent NCDs 55. Behavioral change at the individual level 56. Leadership for NCDs - champions 57. Effective communication on NCDs Part Six: Stakeholder action 58. Whole of government responses to the prevention and control of NCDs: health in all policies 59. The role of legislators in NCD prevention and control (may be reductant because of NCDs and the law) 60. Whole of society responses to the prevention and control of NCDs 61. PPPs in relation to NCD prevention and control 62. The role of the private sector in relation to NCD prevention and control 63. Global and national coordination and architecture for NCDs

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Biography

Nick Banatvala is the head of the Secretariat of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases, in WHO, Geneva, that was established to bring the United Nations system and other inter-governmental organizations together to support governments meet the NCD-related Sustainable Development Goal targets. Nick is also an honorary professor at the University of Manchester.

Pascal Bovet is a senior consultant and former professor of public health at the University Centre for Primary Care and Public Health (Unisanté) in Lausanne, Switzerland and former head of the NCD Section and co-director of the WHO collaborating centre on cardiovascular diseases in populations in transition. Pascal has for many years advised governments across the world on preventing and controlling NCDs.