New Strategies Needed to Combat Disease in Developing Countries (video) University of Copenhagen Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption So-called lifestyle diseases are gaining ground with epidemic speed in low-income countries. The traditional health focus in these countries has been to combat communicable diseases such as malaria, HIV and tuberculosis. However, research from the University of Copenhagen suggests that dividing campaigns into combating either non-communicable or communicable diseases is ineffective and expensive. A new article by Danish scientists published in the well-reputed journal Science provides an overview. University of Copenhagen professor Ib Bygbjerg explains more in the video. Find an HD version of the video in the official University of Copenhagen press release of the story "New strategies needed to combat disease in developing countries" at: http://news.ku.dk/all_news/2012/2012.9/innovation-needed-for-strategies-to-combat-disease-in-developing-countries/ Credit Speak: Carl Hagman Photographer: Mathias Nielsen Video footage: Red Cross Denmark Production: Mathias Nielsen, Henrik Prætorius Stills: World Diabetes Foundation, Copenhagen School of Global Health Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.