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Rapidly Rising NCD Rates Threaten Development Gains In Pacific Islands, Health Ministers Say

Inter Press Service: Diabetes Epidemic Threatens Development Gains in Pacific Islands
“The rapid rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the Pacific Islands, which now cause 75 percent of all deaths, is one of the greatest impediments to post-2015 development, health ministers in the region claim…” (Wilson, 2/11).

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