Outlook

2 min.
24/August/2020

Imagine a world of good health

Policies to curb NCDs need to consider broader environment for good health
10 min.
24/August/2020

Contagion of a social kind

Non-communicable diseases and their risk factors seem to be common among certain groups of friends and families. Genetic reasons aside, the concepts of social contagion, shared spaces and a tendency for similar people to associate (known as homophily), might explain why these diseases appear to be more infectious than their name suggests
10 min.
24/August/2020

Coronavirus could spur reforms to improve health of city dwellers

The number of people living in cities is projected to rise from 55 % to 68 % of the world’s population by 2050, according to the United Nations. Strong leadership and multi-sectoral planning can make our cities far healthier for human habitation
7 min.
24/August/2020

The promise and challenge of health tech

Can information technology save the world from the rising burden of ill-health? And can personal data be guarded with sufficient vigilance for people to put their trust in the authorities to handle it with due responsibility? There are no easy answers
5 min.
24/August/2020

Opinion: Digital health care can bring fairer access for all

Katie Dain is CEO of the NCD Alliance, a global public health lobby. Lobna Salem, MD, MSc, MBA, is the group's chief medical officer for developed markets