Former BMJ Editor Discusses Various Ways Forward In Addressing NCDs

BMJ Opinion: Richard Smith: The “NCD crowd” vent their frustrations but identify some ways forward
Richard Smith, former BMJ editor and director of the Ovations initiative, discusses a recent meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) at Chatham House, where proponents of addressing NCDs voiced “frustration.” Smith concludes, “[B]ut positives did emerge during the meeting. And encouragingly a professor from Africa told me that the mood at African meetings on NCD was completely different — upbeat, optimistic, and positive. Perhaps Africans can lead where pundits from high income countries have floundered” (9/16).

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