Public Health Experts Explore Ways To Better Integrate NCD Treatment Into Health Systems

Devex: An emerging strategy to tackle chronic disease
“… ‘Where we are now on NCDs is not far from where we were 20 years ago on communicable diseases,’ Isabelle Torres, global head of access to medicines at Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., told Devex at an event hosted by the company in Geneva to bring together government, NGO, and private sector leaders to discuss a roadmap for NCDs. Public health experts described an emerging consensus around actionable steps that can help countries and that the global health community can take to address this evolving reality. Tackling NCDs will require policy adjustments, reformed health system structures, and effective partnerships that break down silos…” (Saldinger, 7/12).