Non-communicable diseases kill 8.5 million people in Asia each year. We need a plan to fight them

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Caroline Clarke

Chief Executive Officer, ASEAN Pacific, Royal Philips


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A paramedic checks a woman's blood pressure at the Tambora community health centre in Jakarta March 29, 2011. Indonesia plans to encourage the private sector to build more hospitals with a quarter of beds reserved for the poor, as it aims to boost free health care and tackle the rise of disease from stroke to AIDS, Health Minister Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih said. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA - Tags: HEALTH POLITICS) - RTR2KJFH
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An employee conducts tests at a laboratory in a pharmaceutical manufacturing factory in Singapore April 17, 2017.
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