Noncommunicable and Communicable Diseases: Finding Common Ground

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Ferdinant M Sonyuy
Madhur Verma
Labram Musah Massawudu
Kaushik Ramaiya
Sanjay Kalra


As the world grapples with unprecedented health challenges, such as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and now monkeypox, the focus on traditional concerns, like maternal and child health, and relatively newer pandemics, e.g., diabetes and obesity tend to get diluted. This is especially concerning in countries which face a dual challenge of both communicable and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). In this article, we list the factors that are common to both communicable disease and NCDs, and suggest measures to integrate procedures for their screening, management and prevention.

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Ferdinant M Sonyuy, Madhur Verma, Labram Musah Massawudu, Kaushik Ramaiya, & Sanjay Kalra. (2022). Noncommunicable and Communicable Diseases: Finding Common Ground. Indian Journal Of Clinical Practice, 33(3), 11–13. Retrieved from
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