by Shanthi Mendis, Oleg Chestnov, D. Bettcher et al.
World Health Organization, 2012
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) affect the poor as well as the affluent. Strokes, heart attacks, complications of diabetes and chronic lung disease entrench people in poverty as a result of catastrophic health expenditure and loss of gainful employment. Early detection and treatment can prevent these NCD complications. Universal coverage is necessary for essential NCD interventions that can be delivered in primary health care even in low resource settings. These evidence based guidelines and tools facilitate implementation of the WHO Package of Essential Noncommunicable Disease interventions and WHO Best Buys.