The Changing Face of Health in the South Pacific

On March 14, 2014, in Published Media, by U.S. Health Affairs Attache

Diabetes screening at the Health Expo in PNG

Nations around the world both developing and developed alike are waking up and realizing the impact that non-communicable diseases (NCD) such as diabetes, cancer, violence and drug addiction are having and will have on their population and economic growth. The reality is shocking. According to the World Health Organization, non-communicable diseases, notably cardiovascular disease and diabetes, account for over 75% …

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