This week in PLoS Medicine: Long term studies of chronic disease; Foreign policy and global health

Read the new papers published in PLoS Medicine this week, including a Policy Forum that argues there is an urgent need for longitudinal cohorts based in sub-Saharan Africa to address the growing burden of noncommunicable diseases in the region.

Also published this week, two Perspectives that conclude the PLoS Medicine series on Global Health Diplomacy: The first provides a perspective from the United States Department of State on current complexities and challenges in global health diplomacy and the second provides an international diplomatic perspective, describing how foreign policy can make a difference to global health challenges and focusing on the work of the WHO and the UN General Assembly.

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