“In the past few decades there has been an epidemiological transition in health with a reduction in mortality and morbidity due to infectious and communicable diseases and an increase in non-communicable and chronic diseases (NCDs). NCDs such as cancers, heart diseases, diabetes, mental diseases and violence are the leading contributors to the Global Burden of Disease. Many NCDs share common risk factors among these are smoking, alcohol and poor diet which together cause more than twenty million deaths per year worldwide. Effective action to mitigate these risks is often subverted by powerful commercial interests. What solutions can be proposed?
About our speaker – Hooman Momen
Hooman Momen is a biochemist with a Ph. D in Parasitology. He has worked as a scientist with the Ministry of Health of Brazil for most of his career. In 2001 he was seconded to work at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva where he worked for 13 years. Among his duties at WHO he was the editor of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization and co-ordinator of the WHO Press. He is currently retired.
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