Confronting non-communicable diseases in the developing world: the burden, costs and health systems challenges-SPH GH 880

Confronting non-communicable diseases in the developing world: the burden, costs and health systems challenges


Dates: All year


By: Boston University

Location: Boston

Credits: 4

A combination of lower fertility rates and changing environmental factors and lifestyles has led to aging populations and epidemics of tobacco addiction, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancers, diabetes, and other chronic ailments, aggravating the persisting burden of infectious diseases in the developing world. This advanced course aims at providing a thorough understanding of the risk factors, epidemiology, burden, and economic consequences of the most prevalent non-communicable diseases and the fundamental policy considerations regarding intervention strategies for their prevention and control in resource constrained settings. This overall goal will be achieved by marrying economic approaches with those of epidemiology, clinical medicine and public health. www.bu.edu

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