Great Strides for Global Health and Arogya World in 2012

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Doruk Ozgediz is pediatric surgeon at the University of Toronto. He completed his undergraduate work at Harvard before pursuing medical school and a residency in general surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He has also obtained a masters degree in public health in developing countries from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. During residency Doruk was actively involved in establishing the global health residency program for the Surgery Department at UCSF and made several trips to teach and work abroad while in training. After completing residency, Doruk co-founded GPAS and moved to Uganda to teach and work full-time at Makerere University and Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda.

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2012 has been an exciting year for Arogya World and the NCD community. We are pleased that the world is waking up to the enormous threat that non-communicable diseases, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung diseases pose to global health and development, and we are energized by the progress made. The world took a giant step forward in 2012 – countries committed to a 25% mortality reduction by 2025, and 8 other measurable goals and 25 indicators. It is exciting to watch this progress unfold on the world stage.

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Great Strides for Global Health and Arogya World in 2012