International agencies have been warning against the recent global rise in non-communicable diseases. This is considered as a major threat to future development and efforts to reduce world poverty. Governments have been urged to place due emphasis on the control of non-communicable diseases through healthy public policies and investment in their prevention. This is considered as an imminent global epidemic. Due to a wide range of determinants of non-communicable diseases, only a multi-sectoral approach is likely to succeed in controlling it. This chapter illustrates an approach, which can be applied to understand and deal with several non-communicable diseases.
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