Cardiovascular disease

Secondary prevention of NCDs in low- and middle-income countries through community-based and health service interventions

World Health Organization, Wellcome Trust meeting report, 1-3 August 2001

Publication details

Editors: WHO, Wellcome Trust
Number of pages: 29
Publication date: 2001
WHO reference number: WHO/MPN/CVD/2002.01



The meeting report on how to promote secondary prevention of NCDs in developing countries, and on ways of assisting Member States to strengthen health care for NCDS, particularly coronary heart disease and stroke, with emphasis on primary care and community-based action. Current evidence of cost-effective interventions for secondary prevention of myocardial infarction and stroke is presented and discussed.