, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 201-202
Date: 07 Jun 2011

News from NIH: Global Health

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The work of the CDC, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other HHS agencies on communicable diseases in the developing world is well known. However, today, noncommunicable disease accounts for more than 60% of deaths around the world, of which 80% are in the developing world [1]. The epidemic of noncommunicable disease is growing and shifting from high-income countries to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where little research has been done, and minimal research capacity currently exists. Another challenge is the development of a “rapid learning science” grounded in methodology that is rigorous while also being responsive to short-term needs of communities, health systems, and policy makers [2]. There is a need to apply the lessons learned from HIV/AIDS, which ultimately converted erroneous myths that HIV was too complex, costly, and prevalent to prevent in the developing world into effective strategies to reduce costs, increase access to health services, and strengthen he