Proceedings report Changing patterns of Non-Communicable Diseases

Academy of Science of South Africa (2013)

Cite: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), (2013). Proceedings report Changing patterns of Non-Communicable Diseases. [Online] Available at: DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/assaf/0008

The theme of this conference was a superb example of the various activities in which the academies had been involved. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) constituted one of the most critical set of health challenges that faced the global community. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), NCDs constituted some 60% of all mortality at the present time, and more worrying was the upward trend. It was clear that there was urgent work to be done in this area. The timing and appropriateness of the conference theme were of unquestionable pertinence. NCDs provided a set of challenges that could not be successfully addressed through the isolated actions of various institutions and academies, but required collective wisdom, in this case of the group of medical academies.

Publisher: Academy of Science of South Africa
Sponsorship: 1. Department of Health (DoH) 2. Department of Science and Technology (DST) 3. TIDES 4. Unilever 5. South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) 6. Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) 7. Crowne Plaza 8. Leopoldina (Natinale Akademie der Wissenschaften) 9. National Research Foundation (NRF) 10. International Council for Science (ICSU) 11. Discovery Vitality 12. Vitality Institute 13. South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) 14. The global network of science academies (IAP) 15. The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)