World Diabetes Day Draws Attention to Global Noncommunicable Disease Challenge

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World Diabetes Day Draws Attention to Global Noncommunicable Disease Challenge

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Chronic noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as heart failure and diabetes, have become a global health challenge. Yet in emerging countries NCDs remain undertreated. This reality motivated Medtronic, the world leader in medical tehcnology, to launch a Global NCD Initiative designed to expand access to care.

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Monday, November 14, 2011 - 12:00pm