The global burden of NCDs – time for UK leadership

The first event convened by the UK Working Group on NCDs was a parliamentary briefing, held in Portcullis House on 16 May 2018: ‘The global burden of NCDs – time for UK leadership’. The aim was to investigate how the UK’s leadership positions in international development and research could be brought to bear on the mismatch between the burden of NCDs and the development assistance available for these diseases in low- and middle-income countries. Participants were drawn from the UK Working Group on NCDs, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health, the Department of Health, Public Health England and the Department for International Development.

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