Diseases Burden and Continuing Epidemiological Transition in South Asia

Manzoor Malik

The rapidly changing socio-economic scenario, fast-increasing urbanization, longevity, changes, and a decrease in mortality leading to the demographic and epidemiologic transitions in South Asia is resulting in an increasing share of the disease burden particularly related to non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Three of the world's top 10 most populous countries are located in South Asia. Thus the healthcare scenario and its burdens portray an important role in the socio-economic change of the region. Therefore it is important to understand the continuing epidemiological shift and its burden on national economies in the region. This study aims to understand the burden of epidemiological transition since post-1990's so as to study the impact of disease pattern and role of Non-communicable diseases on the economic growth in the region. This paper studies the impact of diseases burden through different perspectives in socio-economic context and SDG's

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 Presented in Session 11. Health & Mortality 2