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The Lancet Chronic Diseases Series 3:  chronic diseases and development event

The Lancet
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The Lancet chronic diseases series 3: Chronic diseases and development was launched in London on 10 November 2010. The series aims to support the UN High Level Meeting of the General Assembly on chronic non-communicable diseases which will be held in September 2011.

The event included presentations and perspectives from a broad range of leading experts and organisations in global health including WHO, The World Bank, The Global Fund and Bloomberg Philanthropies. It was attended by 130 high level policy participants from the developing and developed world. It was organised by the National Heart Forum in conjunction with The Lancet, Department of Health, England and The Commonwealth Secretariat.

The following materials relating to the series and launch are provided below:

  • Overview of The Lancet Series on chronic diseases and development

  • The comment five papers in the series

  • Copies of the presentations and podcasts

  • A summary report of key points and next steps that arose from the meeting

  • Links to supporting organisations and media coverage


Further information 

Lancet Series 2005 (requires registration)

Lancet Series 2007 (requires registration)

NCD Alliance

WHO NCD Cluster

Further copies of the Lancet Series can be obtained by sending an e-mail to:sue.connolly@heartforum.org.uk  We may have to ask you to cover the postage/carrier costs