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Behavioral Approaches to Control Chronic Diseases: Lessons learned from global tobacco control

Join us for a morning Global Health Exchange lecture, sponsored by DGHI. This event is free and open to the public so please spread the word to your colleagues and friends. Refreshments will be served. | ABOUT THE LECTURE: Chronic non communicable diseases are the largest cause of death in the world. The global prevalence of all the leading chronic diseases (i.e. cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes mellitus) is increasing, with the majority occurring in developing countries. These leading chronic diseases share key risk factors including tobacco use, unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, and alcohol use. The talk will begin with reviewing the global epidemiology of chronic diseases and describing preventable behavioral risk factors to tackle chronic diseases. Examples of evidence based programs in tobacco control/smoking cessation in international setting will be illustrated. | ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Trained as a family physician, Dr. Abu Abdullah completed his PhD. in Community Medicine and specializes in Public Health Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health (FFPH) at Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom, and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy Medicine (FHKAM). Currently, Dr. Abdullah is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health at Boston Medical Center and an International Distinguished Professor of Global Health at Guangxi Medical University.

Start Date
Monday, March 17, 2014
Start Time
9:00 am
Trent 124