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Civil Society Confronts the Challenge of Chronic Illness

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The rise of cardiovascular diseases in developing nations poses challenges for public health and growing economies. The epidemic will hit the working ages with greatest force just when falling dependency rates promise greater returns to a productive workforce. By encouraging citizen associations and open flows of information, civil society and globalization could create opportunities for the policy change and voluntary participation necessary for risk factor reduction.Development (2004) 47, 97–103. doi:10.1057/palgrave.development.1100035

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2004-06-01

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