Author: PAHO and DCP3 Staff
Andre Medici, Mauricio Hernandez, and Anselm Hennis
The purpose of this book, which will serve as a complement and companion to the Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition volumes, is to: (i) document the health and economic impact of Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC); (ii) describe optimal and current policy responses to NCD, both within the health sector and across sectors; and (iii) provide guidance and recommendations to policymakers.
The primary audience for the book is national and regional decision makers: finance and health policymakers in Latin America and Caribbean. Additional audiences are health planners, public and private sector health care administrators, professional medical associations, researchers, and health advocacy groups.
1. The Cost-Effectiveness of NCDs and Their Risk Factors in the PAHO Region: A Systematic Review of Literature