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Aid agencies neglect non-communicable diseases, international health organisations warn

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 26 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2102
  1. Tony Delamothe
  1. 1BMJ

    Non-communicable diseases account for 60% of deaths worldwide yet they attract minuscule attention from international aid agencies, which devote less than 1% of their health budgets to them, warn three international health organisations who have come together in an initiative to remedy this relative neglect.

    Representing more than 700 national organisations between them, the International Diabetes Federation, the International Union Against Cancer, and the World Heart Federation are calling …

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