Atlanta Summit on Global Health
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For the first time in history, more than half the people in low- and middle-income countries now live in cities. As urbanization continues to accelerate, particularly in poorer nations, it is time for a global commitment to make those cities livable and healthy for their inhabitants.
Preventable Urban Diseases
Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs), Urbanization and InequalityWhat are the innovations necessary to encourage decision makers to implement policies that combat obesity and diabetes, reduce sedentary behavior, narrow inequalities, and improve programs to identify, treat, and monitor urban residents with NCDs?Featuring:
- Dr. Ann Aerts, Head, Novartis Foundation
- Dr.Yara Baxter, Executive Project Coordinator, Novartis Foundation, Better Hearts Better Cities, São Paulo, Brazil
- Pape Gaye, President and Chief Executive Officer, IntraHealth International
- Dr. Venkat Narayan, Ruth and O.C. Hubert Chair of Global Health and Epidemiology, Emory University