"Rich-Country" Diseases Hit the Developing World
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 727 , Segment 6
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- Jan 17, 2018 4:11 am
- 11:07 mins
Guest: Reshma Naik, DrPH, Senior Policy Analyst, Population Reference Bureau Diabetes, stroke and heart disease are sometimes considered “rich country” diseases, a major problem mainly in countries like the US. Whereas, poorer countries struggle more with contagious disease like malaria or HIV/AIDs. And yet, global health researcher Reshma Naik says non-communicable diseases are actually a serious problem in poor and middle income countries.