2017 CUGH Conference
Satellite Events | Non-Communicable Diseases in Low Income Countries: A Neglected Catastrophe

Non-Communicable Diseases in Low Income Countries: A Neglected Catastrophe

Thursday April 6th, 2017
12:30pm - 5:00pm
Room: Columbia 5

Washington Hilton Hotel - Dupont Circle
Washington, DC

Registration is free but required. Registration for this session is separate from registration for the 8th Annual CUGH Conference.
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Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) & Makerere University

Low and middle-income countries (LMICs) are facing a burgeoning epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, injuries and occupational and environmental health problems. In 2013, 60% of global deaths (35 million) were caused by NCDs, and 80% of those deaths (28 million) occurred in LMICs. Most NCD-related deaths (8 million), were among people under 60 years old. The global NCD burden results in tremendous health care costs and lost productivity represents an important barrier to achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition to the recognized risk factors for NCDs including tobacco use, physical inactivity, dietary factors and harmful use of alcohol, there is growing interest in the relationship between infectious diseases and environmental exposures and NCDs. For public health systems, this interface also presents opportunities for implementing innovative approaches toward the prevention and control of both communicable diseases and NCDs. This session will explore the relationship between infections, environmental exposures and associated NCD outcomes and present examples of related disease prevention and control and research efforts.

 Drs. Vikas Kapil & Nelson Sewankambo

12:30 - 12:45pm
Opening Remarks and Introduction

1. (12:45 pm - 1:10 pm)
Overview of Non-Communicable Diseases in Low Middle Income Countries (Thomas J. Bollyky)

2. (1:10 pm - 1:35 pm)
Global Hepatitis and Liver Cancer (Francisco Averhoff)

3. (1:35 pm - 2:00 pm)
Integration of Infectious Disease Management and NCD care in Africa (Professor Moffat Nyirenda)

5. (2:00 pm - 2:25 pm)
HPV and Cervical Cancer (Elizabeth R. Unger)

4. (2:25 pm - 2:50 pm)

6. (2:50 pm - 3:15 pm)
EBV and Burkitt Lymphoma (Sam Mwidu Mbulaiteye)

7. (3:15 pm - 3:40 pm)
Global Health Security and NCDs (Muhammad Jami Husain)

8. (3:40 pm - 4:05 pm)
Integrating Prevention and Control Efforts for HIV and Cardiovascular Disease (Pragna Patel)

8. (4:05 pm - 4:45 pm)
Panel Discussion