Links Between the Epidemiology and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases and Neglected Tropical Diseases in Asia

  • Tarun Bhatnagar
  • Prabhdeep Kaur
  • Vasanthapuram Kumaraswami
Part of the Neglected Tropical Diseases book series (NTD)


The Southeast Asian region is undergoing an epidemiological transition with a double burden of communicable and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The region accounts for a high share of both neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and NCDs at the global level. Chronicity of both diseases, high prevalence of risk behaviours, and parallel health system issues along with similar affected populations provide a unique setting for rationalization of health interventions for the control of NTDs in the region.


Asia Burden Community-based Determinants Health services Noncommunicable diseases Neglected tropical diseases 


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  • Tarun Bhatnagar
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  • Prabhdeep Kaur
    • 1
  • Vasanthapuram Kumaraswami
    • 1
  1. 1.ICMR-National Institute of EpidemiologyChennaiIndia

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