Interview Verhoeff & Seidell
Epidemics are not what they used to be. Certainly, communicable diseases from Ebola to tuberculosis still flourish. But the biggest global threats to health these days are NCDs – non-communicable diseases. Just because they’re not immediately life threatening doesn’t mean that they pose any less danger in the long term: NCDs are currently the world’s top killers. In short, lifestyle-related diseases – such as diabetes, heart and lung disease, cancers and obesity – are prevalent in the cities that are increasingly home to the majority of the world’s population.