What is it about?

As COVID-19 continues to spread across countries, it is becoming increasingly clear that the presence of pre-existing chronic noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) dramatically increases the risk of aggravation in patients who contract the virus. This paper proposes strategies on how to strengthen governance mechanisms across sectors to help countries address the double burden of CDs and NCDs in public health emergencies.

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Preventing and controlling the growing burden of NCDs is important to build people’s resilience to health shocks including the pandemics.

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This page is a summary of: Addressing the double burden of the COVID-19 and noncommunicable disease pandemics: a new global governance challenge, International Journal of Health Governance, May 2021, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/ijhg-09-2020-0100.
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