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Has There Been Adequate Progress in Addressing the NCD Epidemic in LMIC?

Authors:

Nasheeta Peer,

Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town; Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, ZA
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Andre P. Kengne

Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Cape Town; Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, ZA
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Abstract

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  • Only a single low-income country has implemented high taxes on cigarettes.
  • No LMIC has effective laws to reduce alcohol use.
  • Strategies to promote physical activity in LMIC need to overcome cultural challenges.
  • LMIC lack policies to restrain the marketing and consumption of unhealthy foods.
  • Primary health care systems for chronic disease care remain weak in most LMIC.
How to Cite: Peer N, Kengne AP. Has There Been Adequate Progress in Addressing the NCD Epidemic in LMIC?. Global Heart. 2016;11(4):433–5. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.gheart.2016.10.007
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Published on 01 Dec 2016.

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