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A group of six health officials and rural health directors from various provinces in China visited Sweden for a week at the beginning of June, to learn how Chronic Diseases are managed there.

Chronic Diseases are illnesses of long duration and generally slow progression – such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. According to the World Health Organisation, these are by far the leading cause of mortality in the world, representing 60% of all deaths. Read the rest of this entry »