Blog 15 | HEaL Institute & IJME – Covid-19 Insights | Podcast | Aug 29, 2020

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and Covid-19

The growth of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes are concerning, and are among the leading causes of death and disability in the world. Prevention and control of NCDs are important during this pandemic because NCDs are major risk factors for patients with COVID-19. Furthermore, some of the restrictive measures such as lockdowns, social distancing, and travel restrictions to reduce the spread of infection in many countries impact specifically on people living with NCDs. In today’s podcast, we will be talking to Valerie Luyckx, who is a trained medical professional and strong global advocate for patients with kidney disease.

Speaker: Valerie Luyckx, Faculty, Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine,  University of Zurich, Switzerland; and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Catalyst, Boston, MA, USA.

Anchor and producer: Supriya Subramani, Postdoctoral Fellow/Stehr-Boldt Fellow, Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Zurich.

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