Some of the leading disease experts from Seattle are visiting the United Nations this week. They’re at a "High-Level" meeting to discuss whether poor countries should start worrying about cancer and diabetes – as much as malaria or AIDS.
That's a controversial idea, says KPLU’s Humanosphere blogger Tom Paulson. He's in New York to cover the meeting. Before he left he explained the controversy to KPLU’s Keith Seinfeld.