Better Balance, Better Policies

What’s wrong with this picture? Noncommunicable diseases cause 67% of deaths in low- and middle-income countries, but only about 1% of the foreign aid for health care targets them.
In an op-ed, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni discusses the global failure to take on NCDs with Michael Bloomberg. The WHO global ambassador for NCDs (and benefactor of the Bloomberg School) makes a plea for a concerted global effort against NCDs in his annual open letter on the direction of Bloomberg Philanthropies. (The letter will be released later this morning.)
One of Bloomberg’s priorities: He’s putting $800 million over the next 6 years into his Partnership for Healthy Cities project that supports local governments worldwide in developing policies to prevent noncommunicable diseases and road injuries.
Source: The New York Times (Op-Ed)

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