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Meeting report on the Bellagio Conference 'prevention of vascular diseases in the emerging world: An approach to global health equity'

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Nigel Unwin


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Representatives from five international organizations (International Society of Nephrology, World Heart Federation, International Diabetes Federation, International Atherosclerosis Federation, and International Society of Hypertension) participated in a strategic planning workshop in December 2005 in Bellagio, Italy sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation. There were equal representatives from developed and developing countries. Global perspectives on diabetes and cardiovascular and renal diseases were presented, with special emphasis on China, India, Latin America, and Africa. The rationale and effectiveness of preventive measures were discussed. It was apparent that measures for primary prevention and early intervention for all the chronic vascular diseases are similar. The five organizations agreed that an integrated global approach to chronic vascular diseases is needed. They resolved to collaborate and work towards an integrated approach to chronic vascular diseases with the establishment of a 5-year plan for the prevention and treatment of chronic vascular diseases, including public advocacy, advising international and national agencies, and improving education and the practice of established approaches. © 2006 International Society of Nephrology.

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Author(s): Dirks JH, Robinson SW, Alderman M, Couser WG, Grundy SM, Smith SC, Remuzzi G, Unwin N

Publication type: Note

Publication status: Published

Journal: Kidney International

Year: 2006

Volume: 70

Issue: 8

Pages: 1397-1402

ISSN (print): 0085-2538

ISSN (electronic): 1523-1755


DOI: 10.1038/