COST Action CA18218

Burden of non-communicable diseases in Cyprus, 1990–2017

On 29 July, Periklis Charalampous and coworkers published the article Burden of non-communicable diseases in Cyprus, 1990–2017: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2017 study. The article is part of the Burden of Disease article collection of Archives of Public Health.

Based on the the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2017 results, the authors described the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Cyprus. Despite a decrease in the burden of NCDs over the period from 1990 to 2017, NCDs are still a major public health challenge. Implementation of interventions and early detection screening programmes of modifiable NCD risk factors are needed to reduce occurrence and exacerbation of leading causes of NCDs in the Cypriot population.

The article results from collaboration within our COST Action. You can find a complete overview of our COST Action Dissemination here.

As a reminder, please remember that we are able to reimburse the open access fee of burden of disease publications that meet the COST criteria – i.e., at least 3 co-authors from 3 different participating countries, and an acknowledgment of networking support from our COST Action. Papers including at least 2 co-authors from 2 different participating countries, and acknowleding our COST Action, count towards our Action Dissemination targets. We therefore would like to encourage all of you to acknowledge our COST Action when publishing with other members of the European Burden of Disease Network.

The article has also been added to our burden of disease database, which aims to compile a comprehensive list of European burden of disease papers.

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