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Module Reading List

Non-Communicable Diseases, 2017/18, Semester 2
Maryam Ba-Break
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

This is a module with a wide range and includes cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, tobacco, mental health, road traffic accidents, substance and alcohol misuse, violence and cancer. The list below is organized by topics and included essential and recommended reading list.

A. General Reading on Non-Communicable Diseases

Essential reading

Lancet.  Non-Communicable Diseases Series. February 2013. Available at: http://www.thelancet.com/series/non-communicable-diseases

Ezzati M, and Riboli, E. Global health: Behavioural and Dietary Risk Factors for Non-communicable Diseases. New England journal of medicine.

Adeyi, O., Smith, O., & Robles, S. 2007, Public policy and the challenge of chronic noncommunicable diseases World Bank, Washington D.C.

Blakely, T., Hales, S., Kieft, C., Wilson, N., & Woodward, A. 2005, "The global distribution of risk factors by poverty level", Bulletin of the World Health Organization. , vol. 83, no. 2, pp. 118-126.

Epping-Jordan, J. E., Galea, G., Tukuitonga, C., & Beaglehole, R. 2005 "Preventing chronic diseases: taking stepwise action", Lancet. , vol. 366, no. 9497, pp. 1667-1671.

Ezzati, M., Hoorn, S., Lawes, C., & Leach, R. 2005, "Rethinking the "Diseases of Affluence" Paradigm: Global Patterns of Nutritional Risks in Relation to Economic Development", PLoS medicine. vol. 2, no. 5, pp. 0404-0412.

Lopez, A. D. & Mathers, C. D. 2006, "Measuring the global burden of disease and epidemiological transitions: 2002-2030", Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology. vol. 100, no. 5-6, pp. 481-499.

World Health Organization, 2010. Global status report on non-communicable diseases 2010: Description of the global burden of NCDs, their risk factors and determinants. WHO, Geneva. Available online from: http://www.who.int/nmh/publications/ncd_report_full_en.pdf

World Health Organization, 2009.  Action plan for the global strategy for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. WHO, Geneva. Available online from: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2009/9789241597418_eng.pdf

World Health Organization, 2011. Non communicable diseases country profiles: WHO global report. WHO, Geneva. Available online from: http://www.who.int/nmh/publications/ncd_profiles_report.pdf

Recommended reading

Abegunde D, Mathers CD, Adam T, Ortegon M, Strong K (2007). The burden and costs of chronic diseases in low-income and middle-income countries Lancet. ; 370: 1929-1938.

Fuster, V. & Voute, J. (2005) "MDGs: chronic diseases are not on the agenda", Lancet. vol. 366, no. 9496, pp. 1512-1514.

Magnusson, R. 2007, "Non-communicable diseases and global health governance: enhancing global processes to improve health development", Globalization and health , vol. 3, no. 1, p. 2.

Mathers, C. D. & Loncar, D. 2006, "Projections of global mortality and burden of disease from 2002 to 2030", PLoS medicine. vol. 3, no. 11, p. e442.

Strong, K., Mathers, C., Leeder, S., & Beaglehole, R. 2005 "Preventing chronic diseases: how many lives can we save? ", Lancet. vol. 366, no. 9496, pp. 1578-1582.

Suhrcke, M., Nugent, R., Stuckler, D., & Rocco, L. 2006, Chronic disease : an economic perspective Estimating the impact of chronic diseases in low and middle income countries .

World Health Organization, 2005, Preventing chronic diseases : a vital investment. WHO, Geneva.

Useful websites

Disease Control Priorities Project http://www.dcp2.org/pubs/GBD

Preventing chronic diseases http://www.cdc.gov/PCD/

World Health Organization


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B. Reading on CVD / Diabetes / Obesity / Tobacco

Essential reading

World Health Organization. WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2013. Online available from: http://www.who.int/tobacco/global_report/2013/en/index.html

Abdullah, A. S. & Husten, C. G. 2004, "Promotion of smoking cessation in developing countries: a framework for urgent public health interventions", Thorax. vol. 59, no. 7, pp. 623-630.

World Health Organization, 2010. Package of essential non-communicable (PEN) disease interventions for primary health care in low-resource settings , WHO, Geneva. Available online from: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2010/9789241598996_eng.pdf

World Health Organization, 2012. Prioritizing areas for action in the field of population-based prevention of childhood obesity . WHO, Geneva. Available online from: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/80147/1/9789241503273_eng.pdf

World Health Organization, 2001. Secondary prevention of NCDs in low- and middle-income countries through community-based and health service interventions , WHO, Geneva. Available online from: http://www.who.int/cardiovascular_diseases/media/en/615.pdf

World Health Organization, 2002. Integrated management of cardiovascular risk. WHO, Geneva.

World Health Organization, 2003. WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control . WHO, Geneva.

World Health Organization, 2007.  Prevention of cardiovascular disease : guidelines for assessment and management of cardiovascular risk. WHO, Geneva.

Recommended reading

Chaloupka, F., Prabhat, J., Corrao, M., Costa e Silva, V., Ross, H., Czart, C., & Yach, D. 2007, The evidence base for reducing mortality from smoking in low and middle income countries , WHO, Geneva, WG5:7.

International Diabetes Federation 2003, The Diabetes Atlas , International Diabetes Federation, Brussels.Lenfant, C. 2001, "Can we prevent cardiovascular diseases in low- and middle-income countries? ", Bulletin of the World Health Organization. vol. 79, no. 10, pp. 980-982.

Leeder, S., Raymond, S., Greenberg, H., & Liu, H. 2004, A race against time : the challenge of cardiovascular disease in developing economies , Columbia University, New York.

Meigs, J. B. 2002. Epidemiology of the metabolic syndrome, 2002. American journal of managed care. 8 (11 Suppl).

Nichter, M. 2006, "Introducing tobacco cessation in developing countries: an overview of Project Quit Tobacco International", Tobacco control. vol. 15 Suppl 1:i12-7., p. i12-i17.

World Health Organization, 2004, Policy recommendations for smoking cessation and treatment of tobacco dependence : tools for public health , WHO, Geneva.

World Health Organization, 2009. WHO Forum and Technical Meeting on Population-based Prevention Strategies for Childhood Obesity . WHO, Geneva. Available from: http://www.who.int/dietphysicalactivity/childhood/report/en/index.html

Useful websites

WHO framework convention on Tobacco control http://www.who.int/fctc/en/index.html

Global Strategy on Diet and Physical Activity http://www.who.int/dietphysicalactivity/DPASindicators/en/

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C. Reading on Mental Health/Substance and Alcohol misuse

Essential reading

Anderson P, Chisholm D, Fuhr D. 2009, Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of policies and programmes to reduce the harm caused by alcohol. Lancet. 373: 2234-46.

Patel, V. & Kleinman, A. 2003, "Poverty and common mental health disorders in developing countries", Bulletin of the World Health Organization. vol. 81, no. 8, pp. 609-615.

Patel, V. & Miranda, J. 2005, "Achieving the millennium development goals: does mental health play a role", PLoS medicine. vol. 2, no. 10, pp. 0962-0965.

World Health Organization and Alzheimer’s Disease International, 2012. Dementia: a public health priority. WHO, Geneva. Available online from: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2012/9789241564458_eng.pdf

World Health Organization, 2010. Cluster strategy: Non-communicable Diseases and Mental Health 2008-2013. WHO, Geneva. Available online from: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/2010/WHO_NMH_2009.2_eng.pdf

World Health Organization, 2001. The World Health Report on mental health: new understanding, new hope , WHO, Geneva. Available online from: http://www.who.int/whr/2001/en/whr01_en.pdf

World Health Organization, 2008. Mental Health Gap Action Programme : scaling up care for mental, neurological, and substance use disorders , WHO, Geneva.

World Health Organization, 2008. Integrating mental health into primary care : a global perspective.

Recommended reading

Kadri, N. & Sartorius, N. 2005, "The global fight against the stigma of schizophrenia", PLoS medicine. vol. 2, no. 7, p. e136.

Kohn, R., Saxena, S., Levav, I., & Saraceno, B. 2004, "The treatment gap in mental health care", Bulletin of the World Health Organization. vol. 82, no. 11, pp. 858-866.

Patel, V., Saraceno, B., & Kleinman, A. 2006, "Beyond evidence: the moral case for international mental health", American journal of psychiatry. vol. 163, no. 8, pp. 1312-1315.

Van, O. M., Saxena, S., & Saraceno, B. 2005, "Mental and social health during and after acute emergencies: emerging consensus? ", Bulletin of the World Health Organization. vol. 83, no. 1, pp. 71-75.

World Health Organization, 2007, Neurological disorders : public health challenges. , WHO, Geneva.

Useful websites

World Federation for Mental Health http://www.wfmh.org/

The WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme (MHGAP) http://www.who.int/mental_health/mhgap

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D. Reading on Violence and Road Traffic Accidents

Essential reading

World Health Organization, 2002. World report on violence and health , WHO, Geneva.

World Health Organization, 2004, World report on road traffic injury prevention , WHO, Geneva.

World Health Organization, 2006. Developing policies to prevent violence and injuries: guidelines for policy-makers and planners. WHO, Geneva. Available online from: http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/publications/39919_oms_br_2.pdf

World Health Organization, 2007. Preventing injuries and violence: a guide for ministries of health. WHO, Geneva. Available online from: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2007/9789241595254_eng.pdf

Recommended reading

World Health Organization & UNICEF 2008, World report on child injury prevention, WHO, Geneva. Available online from: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2008/9789241563574_eng.pdf

World Health Organization, 2005, WHO multi-country study on women's health and domestic violence against women : initial results on prevalence, health outcomes and women's responses , WHO, Geneva.

Useful websites

Dep’t of Injuries and Violence prevention WHO http://www.who.int/violence_injury_prevention/en/

Preventing death and disability due to injuries is both an economic imperative and a health priority WHO www.who.int/mediacentre/releases/release39/en/print.html

WHO and FIA join efforts for road safety www.who.int/mediacentre/releases/2003/pr11/en/print.htm

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E. Reading on Cancers

Essential reading

World Health Organization 2007. Fight against cancer: Strategies that Prevent, Cure and Care . WHO, Geneva. Available online from: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2007/9789241595438_eng.pdf

World Health Organization, 2011, National cancer control programmes core capacity self-assessment tool: NCCP core self-assessment tool . WHO, Geneva. Available online from: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2011/9789241502382_eng.pdf

World Health Organization, 2008, World cancer report . WHO, Geneva.

World Health Organization, 2006. Comprehensive cervical cancer control : a guide to essential practice . Department of Reproductive Health and Research and Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion, WHO, Geneva.

Danaei, G., Vander Hoorn, S., Lopez, A. D., Murray, C. J., & Ezzati, M. 2005 "Causes of cancer in the world: comparative risk assessment of nine behavioural and environmental risk factors", Lancet. vol. 366, no. 9499, pp. 1784-1793.

Mackay, J., Jemal, A., Lee, N., & Parkin, M. 2006, The cancer atlas , American Cancer Society, Atlanta.

Recommended reading

Sankaranarayanan, R., Budukh, A. M., & Rajkumar, R. 2001, "Effective screening programmes for cervical cancer in low- and middle-income developing countries", Bulletin of the World Health Organization. vol. 79, no. 10, pp. 954-962.

Shibuya, K., Mathers, C. D., Boschi-Pinto, C., Lopez, A. D., & Murray, C. J. 2002, "Global and regional estimates of cancer mortality and incidence by site: II. Results for the Global Burden of Disease 2000", BMC Cancer [electronic resource]. , vol. 2, no. 1, p. 37.

This list was last updated on 06/12/2017