Chronic diseases usually have a significant impact on social and economic aspects of human life. Researchers try to investigate this type of disease because it defines the quality of a patient’s life, leads to lethal outcomes, and causes several adverse consequences. Because low- and middle-income countries are the regions with many cases of chronic diseases, the citizens require additional support by such organizations like WHO or UNAIDS (Young et al. 9). Such countries face several problems and turn out to be unable to solve them within a short period. The main gap in knowledge and research that can considerably hamper the progress of chronic disease control is based on the necessity to promote global governance that has to be appropriate and adequate.
Low- and middle-income countries are not able to develop the required coherence between different stakeholders (Merson, Black, and Mills 368). A poor database about chronic diseases even if these diseases cause several deaths in these countries, inabilities to develop plans, poor budget lines, and unwillingness to create special health service programs that can not only identify and reduce the risks of chronic disease but also analyze the reasons and mitigate the conditions under which people suffer from any kind of chronic disease.
Poor research hampers the progress in chronic disease control because the researchers do not know how to begin their work, what aspects to analyze first, and how to prove the effectiveness of the work offered due to inabilities to share information within a short period regarding the current achievements. The governments of low- and middle-income countries do not find it necessary to spend much money on healthcare. They focus on politics, economics, or education. It is the main challenge that has to be overcome fast to avoid negative outcomes in the future.
Merson, Michael, Black, Robert, and Anne Mills. Global Health: Diseases, Programs, Systems, and Policies. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2012. Print.
Young, Fiona, Critchley, Julia, Johnstone, Lucy, and Nigel Unwin. “A Review of Co-morbidity between infections and chronic disease in Sub Saharan Africa: TB and Diabetes Mellitus, HIV and Metabolic Syndrome, and the Impact of Globalization.” Globalization and Health 5 (2009): 9.