Report
Reframing NCDs As Socially Transmitted Conditions

Author
Luke N Allen (mail: drlukeallen@gmail.com), Andrea B Feigl
Citation
Reframing non-communicable diseases as socially transmitted conditions Allen, Luke N et al. The Lancet Global Health , Volume 5 , Issue 7 , e644 - e646
  • Source
    The Lancet Global Health
  • Release date
    01/07/2017

Reframing non-communicable diseases as socially transmitted conditions

Comment

In a Comment (February, 2017), the researchers argued that action on the conditions currently referred to as non-communicable diseases (NCDs) may be hampered by the inadequacy of their label.

The researchers received a remarkable amount of feedback on this suggestion, and in this Comment they synthesise the responses garnered from a Lancet Facebook poll, Correspondence letters, and a related GHD Online discussion.

The researchers also propose a new definition based on shared social drivers.

Source Website: The Lancet Global Health