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Health Agencies Update
June 25, 2014

Fogarty Targets Global Chronic Disease Challenges

JAMA. 2014;311(24):2473. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.7362

Addressing the growing burden of chronic diseases globally has become a priority for the National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center, according to its new strategic plan (http://1.usa.gov/1tq1hhx), released in May.

Noncommunicable chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and mental illness have gained an increasingly prominent place on the global public health agenda as international efforts have helped contain many infectious disease threats. Now, the Fogarty center would like to reduce chronic illnesses by leveraging the global platforms it has built to deal with diseases such as HIV/AIDS.

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