As the authors write in this article of NEJM : «Like climate change, the relentless worldwide spread of communicable diseases offers an opportunity for low, middle and high income countries to join forces in addressing a major global challenge that threatens health and economies alike. Six factors have been identified as global risk factors for death: High blood pressure, Tobacco use, high blood glucose levels, physical inactivity, overweight and high cholesterol levels» . I invite to all of you to read this interesting article on how to address these challenges on a international, proactive and global way.

 

 
** Global noncommunicable diseases- Where World Meet
      Venkat Narayan,KM; Alí, M and Koplan J.
      The New England Journal of Medicine / September 2010