Fostering Health Creation: Community Development to Address Long-term Conditions

By: Fisher, B. Lewith, G. Falkenberg, T. Jonas, W. B.
Publication Name: Global Advances in Health and Medicine
Year: 2015
Citation: Volume 3, Issue 5
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Non-communicable chronic disease (NCD) is fast becoming the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the world, mainly as a result of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease. While these problems are partly the consequence of better prevention and treatment, they have become major barriers to development goals including poverty reduction, health equity, economic stability, and human security.