November 6, 2008
On Friday, November 14, 2008, the NYU Masters Program in Global Public Health will present The Global Burden of Chronic Disease: A Rising Epidemic, an important and engaging conversation with three expert panelists David V. McQueen, Rachel Nugent, and Henry Greenberg.
Moderated by Francesca Gany, the discussion will convene at 7:00 p.m. at New York Universitys DAgostino Hall, 108 West 3rd Street (at MacDougal Street), New York, NY, following a pre-program reception at 6:30 p.m.
To RSVP, please visit www.nyu.edu/mph/events.
According to the World Health Organization, chronic diseases are the major cause of death and disability worldwide, accounting for 59% of the 57 million deaths annually and 46% of the global burden of disease. Furthermore, 80% of all chronic disease deaths occur in low and middle income countries, especially among adults aged 30-69 years. Chronic diseases will likely be the predominant global source of morbidity, death and disease worldwide during the 21st century. Despite a growing global burden of chronic disease which disproportionately affects developing countries, infectious diseases perennially remain at the top of the global health agenda for developing countries. While governments of industrialized nations now spend huge portions of their healthcare budget tackling the burden of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and diabetes, chronic diseases remain a low priority on the global health agenda and are not mentioned anywhere in the Millennium Development Goals. What is the often unrecognized impact and burden of these chronic diseases on developing countries? What can we do to more evenly distribute among the global community the benefits of the accomplishments of medicine and public health in addressing these diseases?
The reception and panel discussion are free and open to the general public. Media coverage is invited.
About the NYU Masters Program in Global Public Health
In response to the recognition that no single disciplinary approach is sufficient to respond to todays complex global health challenges, five of New York Universitys premier professional schools collaboratively offer the NYU Masters Program Global Public Health, awarding the Master of Public Health degree (M.P.H). The program prepares professionals with advanced degrees from multiple disciplines to play leadership roles in promoting global health. Graduates of the program are uniquely qualified to lead multidisciplinary initiatives to enhance the health status of individuals and communities around the world. For more information, visit the program website at http://www.nyu.edu/mph.
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Events and Traditions, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
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