Promoting Cardiovascular Health Worldwide: Perspective on the 12 Recommendation of the Institute of Medicine

Promoting Cardiovascular Health Worldwide:
Perspective on the 12 Recommendations from the Institute of Medicine

Edited by Valentin Fuster, Jagat Narula, Rajesh Vedantahan, Bridget B. Kelly

Cardiovascular disease and related noncommunicable diseases were once considered a problem that only wealthy, industrialized nations faced. Together, they now rank as the leading cause of death across the globe. The vast majority of those deaths—more than 80 percent—occur in low- and middle-income countries. To address this massive global health problem, the U.S. Institute of Medicine formed a committee to create a set of tangible recommendations that would catalyze and focus action. In this special issue, Promoting Cardiovascular Health Worldwide, some of the world's foremost authorities on cardiovascular disease elaborate on the Institute of Medicine's 12 recommendations. The 12 feature articles provide concrete examples of programs that are working effectively on the ground, reflect on global progress madeand define a way forward.

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  • Introduction

    Promoting Global Cardiovascular Health: The Institute of Medicine Recommendations

    Valentin Fuster, Rajesh Vedanthan, Bridget B. Kelly and Jagat Narula

  • Recommendation 1: Recognize Chronic Disease as a Development Assistance Priority

    Epidemic without Borders

    Gregory Paton, K. Srinath Reddy and Kiti Kajana

  • Recommendation 2: Advocate for Chronic Diseases as a Funding Priority

    Funding the Fight against Chronic Diseases

    Valentin Fuster

  • Recommendation 3: Improve National Coordination for Chronic Diseases

    Kenyans Come Together against Chronic Diseases

    Gerald Yonga

  • Recommendation 4: Implement Policies to Promote Cardiovascular Health

    How Policy Makers Can Advance Cardiovascular Health

    Sonia Angell, Jessica Levings, Andrea Neiman, Samira Asma and Robert Merritt

  • Recommendation 5: Include Chronic Diseases in Health Systems Strengthening

    Echoing the Lessons of HIV

    Miriam Rabkin, Eric Goosby and Wafaa M. El-Sadr

  • Recommendation 6: Improve Access to CVD Diagnostics, Medicines and Technologies

    Delivering Care Where It’s Needed

    K. Srinath Reddy, Rajesh Vedanthan, Sylvester Kimaiyo, Andrew B. Hughey, Kim A. Eagle and Thomas C. Crawford

  • Recommendation 7: Collaborate to Improve Diet

    Get Down to Business

    Jose M. Saavedra

  • Recommendation 8: Improve Local Data

    Collecting Reliable Data

    C. James Hospedales, Reza Malekzadeh, Daniela Godoy, Andrew Mirelman and Paolo Boffetta

  • Recommendation 9: Define Resource Needs

    What Will It Take to Do More?

    Rachel A. Nugent and Celina Gorre

  • Recommendation 10: Research to Assess What Works in Different Settings

    One Size Does Not Fit All

    Cristina Rabadán-Diehl, Evan Bennett, Carlos Peyra and Silvia Fuster

  • Recommendation 11: Disseminate Knowledge and Innovation among Similar Countries

    Share What Works

    Shanthi Mendis, C. James Hospedales and Jagat Narula

  • Recommendation 12: Report on Global Progress

    The WHO Monitoring Model

    Shanthi Mendis and Oleg Chestnov


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