Global Health: Noncommunicable Diseases
This guide will help you find information on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in countries around the globe.
A database of citations to biomedical & public health literature produced by and within low & middle income countries.
Full text access to WHO’s published material and technical information.
Found a great article citation but don’t have access to the full text through BU? Request online it through Interlibrary Loan, a free service for faculty, staff and students on the Charles River Campus.
NCD Statistical & Background Information
- Noncommunicable Diseases: Country Profiles (WHO)
- Country Index (WHO)
- Global Burden of Disease Visualizations (Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation)
- Chronic Diseases (CDC)
- Health System Response to NCD by Country (WHO)
- Health System Response by Country: Policies (WHO)
- Health System Response by Country: Infrastructure (WHO)
- The Guide to Community Preventive Services (US Community Preventive Services Task Force)
- Evidence-based recommendations on preventive services, programs, and policies for community populations. Focused on the United States.
CVD & Stroke
- Obesity & Overweight (CDC)
- Statistics for the United States, plus program examples and evidence based recommendations for public health programs.
- Nutrition Resources for Health Professionals (CDC)
- Global Database on the Implementation of Nutrition Action (GINA) (WHO)
- Nutrition Landscape Information System (WHO)
- Landscape Analysis of Countries Readiness to Accelerate Action in Nutrition (WHO)
- Focuses on countries with a high level of chronic undernutrition
- If your research focuses on the United States, please see the Community Health Assessment research guide.
- Charles River Campus health research guides
- Medical Campus public health guide
BU students, faculty, and staff who need help with any aspect of their health sciences literature search can contact the BU Health Sciences Librarian, Kate Silfen, at email@example.com or (617) 358-3965. She is happy to provide assistance via e-mail, phone, or in person by appointment. If you have general library questions or need research assistance in a field other than health sciences, contact BU librarians through Ask a Librarian.