70% of global deaths and <2% of overseas health funding. What gives?
This new article in the Journal of Global Health perspectives (http://tinyurl.com/hgeokp7) explores ten reasons why NCDs are chronically overlooked.
Lack of data, weak evidence for interventions, fragmentation of the NCD community, ineffective framing, vested commercial interests, inopportune timing, and the sheer scale and complexity of the problem all contribute. What is your experience? Do these factors resonate?
Link leads to: http://jglobalhealth.org/article/why-is-there-no-funding-for-non-communicable-diseases/