Cardio-metabolic conditions are the leading cause of premature morbidity and mortality among adults worldwide. The chronic nature of these conditions imposes a high burden on individuals and societies, and produces substantial challenges for traditional health systems. Volume 5 of Disease Control Priorities, third edition, on Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Related Disorders provides an overview of the global burden of cardiovascular, respiratory, kidney, and endocrine disorders and evaluates trends in both health and economic drivers of disease. In addition to examining common risk factors and the early origin of these conditions, the volume presents evidence on interventions for both treatment and prevention that are effective, cost-effective, and feasible in low resource settings.
DCP3 presented its preliminary findings from the volume on Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Related Disorders during a symposium session at the World Cardiology Congress in Mexico City on June 6. The session featured volume editors, authors, and other contributors who discussed the volume's overall main findings in the areas of neglected heart disease, cost-effective interventions for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and how to improve heart disease in low- and middle-income countries. Participants included:
- K. Srinath Reddy (volume foreword author)
- Eduardo Gonsalez-Pier (former Deputy Minister of Health, Mexico)
- D. Prabhakaran (Volume lead editor)
- Tom Gaziano (Volume editor)
- Rachel Nugent (Volume editor)
- David Watkins (chapter author)
- Mauricio Hernandez (Director General, INSP Mexico)
The session also featured a presentation of the PAHO - DCP3 companion publication, Economic Dimensions of Noncommunicable Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean.