Ideas into Action
It’s no secret that noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancers, heart disease, diabetes, and asthma cause an increasing burden of death and disability in rich and poor countries alike.
I’ve lived and worked in China most of my life, and have witnessed firsthand the country’s economic rise. The stories one hears outside of China focus on prosperity, massive infrastructure projects, and an increasing middle class and consumer base.
This past Sunday, mothers in the U.S. were honored by their loved ones for their generosity and often self-sacrificing kindness. Defined differently by cultures and communities the world over, motherhood is a unique experience capable of altering the life of a woman permanently.