The directors of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
Cordially invite you to a lunchtime roundtable discussion
"The challenges of non-communicable diseases in developing countries"
with Eric de Roodenbeke, Chief Executive of the International Hospital Federation
Wednesday 13th July
Hotel Intercontinental, Geneva
Buffet lunch will be included - attendance is free of charge
Chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes have overtaken infectious diseases as the biggest health problem facing developing countries. While there are many cost-effective ways of tackling these diseases, they often require access to well-trained medical professionals and high quality health infrastructure - something that is sadly in short-supply in many parts of the world.
This round table lunchtime discussion, featuring the Chief Executive of the International Hospital Federation, will give some insight into the challenges faced by developing countries as they adapt to this new epidemiological landscape. It will also provide some context ahead of the UN Summit on non-communicable diseases in September 2011.
About Eric de Roodenbeke
Dr de Roodenbeke is Chief Executive of the International Hospitals Federation, the global association of hospitals and healthcare associations. He has held senior positions in the World Health Organisation, the World Bank, and the French Ministry of Health. He has extensive hospital management experience, gathered both in Africa and France, and has published widely on hospital organisation, health systems reform and health policy insurance and financing in developed and developing countries.
About the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
CMPI is a nonprofit, non-partisan organisation promoting innovative solutions that advance medical progress, reduce health disparaties, extend life and make healthcare more affordable, preventative and patient-centered.