Friday, October 8, 2010
we discussed the global burden of non-communicable diseases
Week Ending 10/8/10
I got back to the US this week and have been exhausted! I made it back in time to make all of my classes this week. Turns out there were some unforeseen make-up assignments for my week away, but I am now all caught up. It was really interesting that this week in my global health class we discussed the global burden of non-communicable diseases, which results in a double burden for many developing countries. This was especially interesting after my trip, where I was able to see how much chronic diseases affect those in developing countries- especially diabetes, hypertension, and mental conditions.