Economic Dimensions of Noncommunicable Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean is a companion volume to Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition (DCP3). This volume explores the relationship between and the impact of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) on development and economic growth in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). This collection of manuscripts examines the complex interplay among NCDs, health expenditures and financial investments in health, poverty, and inequities, using up-to-date information and evidence from the LAC region.
A second launch of the publication was held on September 29 at a side event to the 55th Directing Council of PAHO in Washington, DC. Representatives from PAHO, the World Bank, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and Chilean Ministry of Health gathered for a panel discussion on the economics of NCDs in Latin American countries, with perspectives from member states. Learn more at the PAHO website and watch a video of the panel discussion on Facebook Live or Periscope.
Panelists present main messages of Economic Dimensions of Noncommunicable Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean.