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The Economics of a Non-Communicable Disease

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Swabura Namiiro, 4, receives care at the Uganda Cancer Institute in Kampala. Her family discovered the institute had many patients with leukemia. "This gave us a sense of support and gave us some strength," Swabura's mother says. Image by Jacqueline Koch. Uganda, 2012.

For 18 years, Joanne Silberner, a freelance multimedia reporter and artist-in-residence at the University of Washington, has covered health policy, global health and other health-related issues for NPR. She has produced projects for the Pulitzer Center including one on cancer in developing countries, and the other on non-communicable diseases in Cambodia. Silberner was in Brookings, SD, for a conversation focused on her award-winning project "Cancer in the Developing World: The Economics of a Disease." Listen to Silberner's interview with South Dakota Public Broadcasting here.


Explore this interactive map to learn about cancers that disproportionately affect poorer countries.