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Submitted by Georgina Planters on
Two years ago the World Bank came out with a big message on NCDs. The looming threat to economy everywhere. Very costly. A disaster in the making. It would use up all of the health dollars that are to be had. Therefore there should be a lot of prevention of these "lifestyle" diseases. The year after the World Bank ditched prevention as a focus and started working on UHC. Whatever happened to prevention on population-wide scale? It simply does not exist at the World Bank. Yet it helps the poor especially. So UHC will be a really uphill battle now that the World BAnk does not even say that prevention is important. Would somebody from the World Bank, please, explain why the bank emphasis shifted this way, in this sequence? It appears irresponsible or worse.