Heart disease and stroke hit younger in developing countries, new report shows

acroeconomics and Health, which was chaired by Professor Sachs. The Commission's 2001 report, "Investing in Health for Economic Development," shows that, in addition to reducing suffering and improving well being, investing in health can be a concrete input to economic development, and indeed is essential for economic and social development in the world's poorest countries.


*A member of the research team that produced the report. Biographical notes follow:

Stephen Leeder, MB, PhD, is Professor of Public Health and recently dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney. He is on study leave at Columbia University. He is a public health physician with a longstanding research interest in cardiac and respiratory diseases and the development of policies for their control. He has had extensive experience with health policy development with Australian federal and state governments.

Susan Raymond, PhD, is a global health and economic development consultant. She has been a senior advisor to the US Agency for International Development and was Director of Strategic Planning for the New York Academy of Sciences. She has published widely on the changing economic and health care conditions of middle-income countries. She is currently a consultant to the Center for Global Health and Economic Development at the Earth Institute, Columbia University.

Henry Greenberg, MD, is Associate Director of Cardiology, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has a longstanding interest in international aspects of cardiovascular health, especially in the Russia Federation. He is currently a consultant to the Center for Global Health and Economic Development at the Earth Institute, Columbia University.


Contact: Jennifer Freeman
The Earth Institute at Columbia University

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