Addressing non-communicable diseases in disaster risk reduction – an issue of equity
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- Disaster risk reduction (DRR); Non-communicable diseases (NCDs); Health equity
The issues raised by noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) during and after disasters are a challenge to equity within local communities, as well as between countries. Individuals with NCDs are particularly vulnerable in disasters and their aftermath given health systems are disrupted. Although welcome progress has been made in taking NCDs and equity into account in the UN General Assembly ratified agreement, the Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction 2015–2030, there is need now for a clear plan of implementation.
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TY - JOUR AU - Sam Gnanapragasam AU - Amina Aitsi-Selmi AU - Elaine Rashbrook AU - Virginia Murray PY - 2016 DA - 2016/03/19 TI - Addressing non-communicable diseases in disaster risk reduction – an issue of equity JO - Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health SP - 119 EP - 121 VL - 6 IS - 2 SN - 2210-6014 UR - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jegh.2016.02.005 DO - 10.1016/j.jegh.2016.02.005 ID - Gnanapragasam2016 ER -