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The burden of chronic disease is no longer limited to affluent countries

The burden of chronic disease is no longer limited to affluent countries

4 December 2013 – European Parliament in Brussels under the patronage of Louis Michel

Chronic diseases in Europe, combined with an ageing population, will put further pressure on already-strained health budgets. But this is no longer a problem only in affluent countries. The rising incidence of chronic diseases worldwide, along with the resulting burden on healthcare systems, is now a priority of many national governments and international organisations.

The burden of chronic disease is no longer limited to affluent countries What is the industry’s role in addressing this global challenge to healthcare systems?

pharmaceutical industry plays a key role in helping address this increasing challenge.

The topic of chronic diseases starts the second series of debates by the EFPIA Global Health Initiative, held under the patronage of MEP Louis Michel.