Course Image Preventing Non-Communicable Diseases

Preventing Non-Communicable Diseases

Despite a focus on the control of communicable diseases in developing countries in the past, it is now apparent that non-communicable diseases have crept up on populations and created a major threat. This course aims to help practitioners understand the size of this threat and its causes, and develop policies to reduce the growing burden on developing countries' populations. We cannot cover all non-communicable diseases in this module and have chosen to focus on Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Diabetes. We hope that the learning from this module will help students appreciate the evidence base required to plan interventions to reduce the threat from these conditions.