Is it really helpful to talk about communicable and non-communicable diseases separately? Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas
 
Yes, it is helpful
<ul><li>We are losing the forest for the tree! NCDs are the real danger! </li></ul>
 
WHO
<ul><li>We are winning in CDs, let some money flow towards the NCDs! </li></ul>
WHO, 2011 Malaria Report
UNAIDS/WHO Global HIV Case Response 2011
UNAIDS/WHO Global HIV Case Response 2011
 
 
 
No, it is not helpful
I don’t know if we are really winning
Morbidity Prevalence, 2004 <ul><li>Total prevalence of communicable diseases 2.4 billion </li></ul><ul><li>Total prevalenc...
WHO, Global Immunization Data, 2010
Estimated annual childhood deaths from vaccine preventable diseases, 2010 <ul><li>Hib: 260 000 </li></ul><ul><li>Pertussis...
WHO
<ul><li>57m deaths worldwide in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>16m communicable diseases </li></ul><ul><li>7.5m neoplasms (300k ly...
Zur Hausen, Virology, 392(1); 15 September 2009, 1-10
It is not so simple
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
David M. Morens, Gregory K. Folkers & Anthony S. Fauci Nature 430, 242-249(8 July 2004)
Infectious Diseases are affected by climate change
We are losing conceptual tools
<ul><li>Different classification systems (cause-based, outcome-based) </li></ul><ul><li>Many infections have become chroni...
CD and non-CD? <ul><li>Good for funding, awareness, politics, advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Bad for science, methodology, spe...
 
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  1. 1. Is it really helpful to talk about communicable and non-communicable diseases separately? Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas
  2. 3. Yes, it is helpful
  3. 4. <ul><li>We are losing the forest for the tree! NCDs are the real danger! </li></ul>
  4. 6. WHO
  5. 7. <ul><li>We are winning in CDs, let some money flow towards the NCDs! </li></ul>
  6. 8. WHO, 2011 Malaria Report
  7. 9. UNAIDS/WHO Global HIV Case Response 2011
  8. 10. UNAIDS/WHO Global HIV Case Response 2011
  9. 14. No, it is not helpful
  10. 15. I don’t know if we are really winning
  11. 16. Morbidity Prevalence, 2004 <ul><li>Total prevalence of communicable diseases 2.4 billion </li></ul><ul><li>Total prevalence of non-communicable diseases 2.4 billion </li></ul>WHO
  12. 17. WHO, Global Immunization Data, 2010
  13. 18. Estimated annual childhood deaths from vaccine preventable diseases, 2010 <ul><li>Hib: 260 000 </li></ul><ul><li>Pertussis: 195 000 </li></ul><ul><li>Measles: 118 000 </li></ul><ul><li>Neonatal tetanus: 59 000 </li></ul><ul><li>Tetanus (non-neonatal): 2 000 </li></ul><ul><li>Pneumococcal disease: 520 000 </li></ul><ul><li>Rotavirus: 527 000 </li></ul>
  14. 19. WHO
  15. 20. <ul><li>57m deaths worldwide in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>16m communicable diseases </li></ul><ul><li>7.5m neoplasms (300k lymphomas, 270k leukemias, 413k oesophagus, 281k mouth and oropharynx,695k liver cancer…) </li></ul><ul><li>428k congenital anomalies… </li></ul><ul><li>4.2m respiratory diseases </li></ul>
  16. 21. Zur Hausen, Virology, 392(1); 15 September 2009, 1-10
  17. 22. It is not so simple
  18. 23. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  19. 24. David M. Morens, Gregory K. Folkers & Anthony S. Fauci Nature 430, 242-249(8 July 2004)
  20. 25. Infectious Diseases are affected by climate change
  21. 26. We are losing conceptual tools
  22. 27. <ul><li>Different classification systems (cause-based, outcome-based) </li></ul><ul><li>Many infections have become chronic illnesses (HIV) </li></ul><ul><li>Much morbidity and mortality in NCDs from CDs (SARS and Diabetes) </li></ul><ul><li>No public health research in the interface </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of analytical tools </li></ul>
  23. 28. CD and non-CD? <ul><li>Good for funding, awareness, politics, advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Bad for science, methodology, speed of reaction </li></ul><ul><li>Bad timing? </li></ul>

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