Sick Societies: Responding to the global challenge of chronic disease

Paperback | December 15, 2011

EditorDavid Stuckler, Karen Siegel

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Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Within the next few decades, the burden of chronic disease will more than triple, with the greatest rises occurring in developing countries. However, the rapid growth of chronic diseases is not being met with aproportionate increase in global attention, with global health traditionally focusing on infectious disease and maternal and child health. This book is the first to synthesise the growing evidence-base surrounding the chronic disease, comprehensively addressing the prevention and control of chronic diseases from epidemiologic, economic, prevention/management, and governance perspectives. Sick Societies is written in five main parts; the first part of the book aims to understand the causes and consequences of chronic diseases on a global level. The second part of the book identifies approaches for preventing and managing chronic diseases while the third part of the book considers thepower and politics in global health that have stymied an effective response to chronic disease. In the fourth part of the book the themes from the first three parts come into focus through a series of invited contributions from leading public health experts. The final part of the book sets out amodel of pragmatic and imaginative solidarity, wherein the struggles of the rich and poor to survive are united by a common cause and shared goals.

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Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Within the next few decades, the burden of chronic disease will more than triple, with the greatest rises occurring in developing countries. However, the rapid growth of chronic diseases is not being met with aproportionate increase in global attention, with glo...

David Stuckler, MPH, PhD, is an economic sociologist and epidemiologist at Harvard University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, his MPH from Yale University and his PhD from Cambridge before becoming a Research Fellow at the London School and recei...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:374 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface: Epidemiology of modern society1. David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu: Evaluating the health burden of chronic diseases2. David Stuckler, Karen Siegel, Roberto de Vogli and Sanjay Basu: Sick individuals, sick populations: the societal determinants of chronic diseases3. David Stuckler and Marc Suhrcke: Social and economic consequences of chronic diseases4. David Stuckler, Karen Siegel, Sandeep Kishore, Kathleen O'Connor Duffany, Denise Stevens, and Sanjay Basu: Comprehensive strategies to reduce the burden of chronic diseasesI. Management of chronic diseaseII. Prevention of chronic diseases5. David Stuckler, Sanjay Basu, Lawrence King, Sarah Steele and Martin McKee: Politics of chronic diseaseI. Political economy of chronic diseaseII. Creating a social movement to raise the priority of global chronic disease6. Activities of the Private SectorTara Acharya, Amy C. Fuller, George A. Mensah and Derek Yach: I. The current and future role of the food industry in the prevention and control of chronic diseases: the case of PepsiCoWilliam H. Wiist: II. The corporate play book, health, and democracy: the snack food and beverage industry's tactics in context7. Karen Siegel and David Stuckler: Comparative case studies from Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South AfricaVictor K.R. Matsudo, Sandra M.M. Matsudo, Tania Cavalcante and Karen Siegel: I. Chronic diseases in BrazilLijing L. Yan, Yubei Huang, Chen Ying, and Yangfeng Wu: II. Chronic diseases in ChinaPrabhakaran D., Ajay V.S., Mohan V., Thankappan K.R., Siegel K., Venkat Narayan K.M. and Reddy K.S.: III. Chronic diseases in IndiaRebecca Kanter, Simon Barquera and Barry Popkin: IV. Chronic diseases in MexicoKrisela Steyn, Debbie Bradshaw, Naomi Levitt, Estelle V. Lambert and Karen Siegel: V. Chronic diseases in South Africa8. David Stuckler and Karen Siegel: Responding to the global challenge of sick societiesAppendix: Resources for Action