DCP3 Monthly Newsletter Issue 29



DCP3 Hosts Symposium Session to Present Preliminary Findings from the Cardiovascular & Respiratory Disease Volume

Cardio-metabolic conditions are the leading cause of premature morbidity and mortality among adults worldwide. The chronic nature of these conditions imposes a high burden on individuals and societies, and produces substantial challenges for traditional health systems.  Volume 5 of Disease Control Priorities, third edition, on Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Related Disorders provides an overview of the global burden of cardiovascular, respiratory, kidney, and endocrine disorders and evaluates trends in both health and economic drivers of disease.  In addition to examining common risk factors and the early origin of these conditions, the volume presents evidence on interventions for both treatment and prevention that are effective, cost-effective, and feasible in low resource settings. 

DCP3 presented its preliminary findings from the volume on Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Related Disorders during a symposium session at the World Cardiology Congress in Mexico City on June 6.  The session featured volume editors, authors, and other contributors who discussed the volume's overall main findings in the areas of neglected heart disease, cost-effective interventions for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and how to improve heart disease in low- and middle-income countries.  Participants included:


The Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Related Disorders volume is scheduled for publication in late 2016. The chapters will be available open access on the DCP3 website.

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(From left) DCP3 editor Tom Gaziano, former Mexican Deputy Minister of Health Eduardo Gonsalez-Pier, DCP3 author David Watkins, WHO-PAHO Regional Advisor for NCDs Branka Legetic, INSP Mexico Director General Mauricio Hernandez, DCP3 editors Rachel Nugent, Shuchi Anand, and Doriaraj Prabhakaran, and DCP3 ACE member K. Srinath Reddy.