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India: Diseases of the Wealthy World Are Reaching the Poor

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Reasons and Effects of the Increase of Non-communicable Diseases (NCD’s) in India
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Non-communicable diseases cause 63 percent of deaths worldwide. In India, diabetes, heart attacks...

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Patients talking with Dr. Naresh Trehan, India's leading heart surgeon, in Delhi. Image by Martina Merten, India, 2013.

Every second, one person in India dies from a non-communicable disease such as heart attack, diabetes, cancer and depression. These diseases were commonly known among developed countries, but are now affecting developing countries with increasing frequency. To compound the problem, many people in poor countries do not know they have the disease or they do not have the means to seek treatment.

Read the full text (in German) in the PDF version of Schwäbische Zeitung, attached below.

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