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Workshop on Country-Level Decision Making for the Control of Chronic Diseases
Institute of Medicine, Board on Global Health
July 19-21, 2011
Location TBA, Washington, DC
As the burden of chronic diseases continues to rise, low and middle income countries—whose health budgets are already stretched thin by other health and development priorities—are faced with difficult choices on how to best invest limited resources in control efforts for chronic diseases. Building on the key messages from the 2010 report, Promoting Cardiovascular Health in Developing Countries: A Critical Challenge to Achieve Global Health, this workshop will convene experts from developing countries and around the world to examine country-level processes for making informed choices about chronic disease control programs. The aim of the workshop is to define the steps necessary to develop and disseminate a chronic disease decision making toolkit that can be implemented in developing countries seeking to address chronic diseases.
Please join us for this engaging discussion of this often neglected but critically important component to the implementation of non-communicable diseases control programs in low and middle income countries. The workshop is free and open to the public, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. To register (beginning in June) and for more information, visit our website at http://bit.ly/jWCcEV.