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Exploring the Interface Between Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases

The Global Health Academy and Edinburgh Infectious Diseases hosted a workshop Exploring the Interface Between Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases in the Ashworth Labs at the University of Edinburgh on 22 May 2014.

Researchers from different backgrounds came together to explore the impact of the on-going shift in the global burden of disease. Looking at infectious diseases (ID) and non-communicable (NCD) conditions such as diabetes and cancer, the impact this has on both the Global Health and Global Development agendas, and the possible connections in both disease and research.

The event facilitated by Dr Richard Smith, former editor of the British Medical Journal and now director of the Ovations Initiative, brought together a wide range of speakers both internal and external from Edinburgh University, the University of Leiden Medical Centre, UNAIDS, and DFID.

The event was recorded with all talks available to view on the Global Health Academy YouTube Channel.