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Are WHO “best buys” for non-communicable diseases effective in low-income and lower-middle-income countries? A systematic review

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The central plank of the global strategy to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is a cluster of highly cost-effective interventions that WHO has dubbed “best buys”. These 24 interventions promoted by WHO include tobacco taxation, salt reduction, cervical screening, and aspirin. Although the greatest burden of NCDs is in low-income and lower-middle income countries, evidence for most of the best buys comes from high-income countries. We did a systematic review to assess evidence for the ef...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/S2214-109X(17)30124-9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Merton College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
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Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
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Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Lancet Global Health Journal website
Volume:
5
Pages:
S17
Publication date:
2017-04-01
Acceptance date:
2017-03-01
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2214-109X
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700609
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pubs:700609
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uuid:6af4dee1-fb66-4388-adb1-e773ca21c6d2
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pubs:700609
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2017-06-15

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