DEREK YACH - Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

Founder, President, and Board Member

Dr. Derek Yach, a global health expert and anti-smoking advocate for more than 30 years, is the President of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. He is also a passionate advocate for health promotion and disease prevention.
Dr. Yach is a former World Health Organization (WHO) cabinet director and executive director for noncommunicable diseases and mental health where he was deeply involved with the development of the world’s treaty on tobacco control, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). He is also the former chief health officer of the Vitality Group, executive director of the Vitality Institute, Senior Vice President, global health and agriculture policy at PepsiCo, director of global health at the Rockefeller Foundation, and a professor of global health at Yale University. He has authored or co-authored more than 250 peer-reviewed articles on global health and has served on several advisory boards, including the World Economic Forum, Cornerstone Capital, and the Wellcome Trust. Dr. Yach is a dual citizen of the United States and South Africa. He has an honorary DSc from Georgetown University, MBChB from the University of Cape Town, BSc (Hons Epi) from the University of Stellenbosch, and an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.Development of the WHO FCTC While at the WHO, Dr. Yach was instrumental in the development of the FCTC, a set of universal standards stating the dangers of tobacco and limiting its use, sale, distribution, and advertisement worldwide. The framework has become the world’s foremost treaty on tobacco control and has been ratified by 181 countries. Since leaving the World Health Organization in 2004, Dr. Yach has continued to advocate for the improvement of the FCTC. Commitment to Smoking Harm ReductionSince the FCTC’s development, a range of new reduced-risk alternatives to smoking have been introduced to consumers that separate the nicotine from the tar. Dr. Yach believes these products can promote smoking cessation and reduce the risks of smoking. He has written about this topic extensively, authoring articles in the Financial TimesThe Spectator, LinkedInNational Post and the Huffington Post, as well as in peer reviewed publications such as the Lancet  and Tobacco Control.Promoting Health and Preventing DiseaseDr. Yach is a passionate advocate for non-communicable disease prevention and health promotion, and is a champion of incentives strategies to help people exercise, eat nutritious meals, and maintain a healthy weight. He recognizes that creating a smoke-free world will do much to prevent disease, add years to the lives of the global population, improve quality of life and increase economic production. In an article written for the journal Global Heart, he explains the need to create shared value between the public and private sectors, forming an ecosystem that incentivizes innovation in disease prevention – not just disease treatment. He further explained his thinking on health promotion and disease prevention during a presentation at TEDxMonteCarlo.


DSc (Hon), Georgetown University (2007) MPH, Johns Hopkins University (1985) BSc (Epidemiology), University of Stellenbosch (1983) MBChB, University of Cape Town (1979)





Reviewer (Since 2010)



Project Unthinkable: A Doctor's Gamble to Save Millions of Lives by Derek YachThis is the memoir of one of the world’s most effective health crusaders and his lifelong campaign to save lives around the globe.  Author Derek Yach started out in a traditional way, at the World Health Organization, where he demonized Big Tobacco for causing the death of millions worldwide. Then, after engineering an international treaty to curb smoking around the world, he crossed the line. In an unorthodox move, he joined Pepsi to help its CEO transform the chips and soda behemoth into a healthier company. The author’s rationale was this: To save tens of millions of lives, you may have to go inside the enemy corporation to help it change. So when Philip Morris International (PMI) announced it was ready to switch from combustible cigarettes to smokeless ones—a move that could save untold lives—Yach made the most audacious gamble of his long career in global public health. Dr. Yach discussed the book, among other things, during a 2019 interview with Talk Radio Europe.Project Unthinkable is an autobiography that explores several major themes:


Speeches And Presentations

Dr. Derek Yach is a credited contributor to more than 600 works of published research over 30 years. 

Yach D. (2020)

South African Medical Association Insider

Erkkila B., Kovacevic P., & Yach D. (2020).

American Public Health Association

Yach D. (2020).

The Times of India

Yach D. (2019).

American journal of public health; 109(7), e11.

Sarrafzadegan N, Laatikainen T, Mohammadifard N, Fadhel I & Yach D. (2018)

Isfahan Healthy Heart Program”: A Practical Model of Implementation in a Developing Country.

Progress in Preventive Medicine; 3(3): e0014

Hajat C, Selwyn A, Harris M & Yach D. (2018) **

American Journal of Health Promotion; 32(4):1122-1139

Pronk NP, Malan D, Christie G, Hajat C & Yach D. (2018). **

Journal of occupational and environmental medicine; 60(1): 19-22

Pratt S,& Yach D. (2017)

Revista Hispanoamericana de Ciencias de la Salud; 3 (2):33-34.

Yach D. (2017).

The Lancet; 390 (10104):1807-1810

Hajat C & Yach D. (2017).

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; 60(1):19-22

Yach D. (2017).

Progress in Preventive Medicine; 2(2):e0003.

Kunkle S, Christie G, Hajat C & Yach D. (2016).

Global Heart; 11(4):451-454.

Yach D. (2016). **

Global Heart; 11(4):399-402.

Kunkle S, Christie G, Yach D & El-Sayed AM. (2016).

JMIR; 2(1):e10.

Aveyard P, Yach D, Gilmore AD & Capewell S. (2016).

BMJ; 353:i2161.

Whitmee S, Haines A, Beyrer C, Boltz F, Capon AG, … & Yach D. (2015).

The Lancet; 386(10007):1973-2028.

Heymann DL, Chen L, Takemi K, Fidler D, Tappero JW, Thomas MJ, … & Rannan-Eliya RP. (2015).

The Lancet; 385(9980):1884-1901.

Calitz C, Pollack KM, Millard C & Yach D. (2015).

AJPM; 48(4):462-471.

Beaglehole R, Bonita R, Yach D, Mackay J & Reddy SK. (2015).

The Lancet; 385(9972):1011-1018.

Tryon K, Bolnick H, Pomeranz J, Pronk N & Yach D. (2014).

JOEM; 56(11):1137-1144.

Goetzel RZ, Henke RM, Tabrizi M, Pelletier KR, Loeppke R, Ballard D, … & Metz D. (2014).

JOEM; 56(9):927-934.

Yach D & Calitz C. (2014).

JAMA; 312(8):791-792.

Yach D & von Schirnding Y. (2014).

Public Health; 128(2):148-150.

Hajek P, Foulds J, Houezec JL, Sweanor D & Yach D. (2013).

The Lancet Respiratory Medicine; 1(6):429.

Yach D & Dugas J. (2013).

Health Affairs; 32(1):193-193.

Reddy PD, James S, Sewpaul R, Yach D, Resnicow K, Sifunda S, Mthembu Z, Mbewu A. (2013)

SAMJ; 103(11):835-840

Patel DN, Nossel C, Alexander E & Yach D. (2013).

Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases; 56(3):356-362

Alexander E, Yach D, Mensah GA & Yep GL. (2012).

Stanford J Public Health; 2(2).

Bergman M., Buysschaert M, Schwarz PE, Albright A, Narayan KV & Yach D. (2012)

Diabetes Manag; 2(4):309-321.

Yach D. (2012).

Public Administration Review; 72(2):309-311.

Alexander E, Yach D & Mensah GA. (2011).

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health; 65(Suppl 1):A101-A102.

Duffany KOC, Finegood DT, Matthews D, McKee M., Venkat NKM, Puska P, … & Yach D. (2011).

CVD Prevention and Control; 6(2):47-56.

Kishore SP, Bitton A, Cravioto A & Yach D. (2010). **

Global Health; 6:22.

Yach D, Khan M, Bradley D, Hargrove R, Kehoe S & Mensah G. (2010).

Global Health; 28(6):10.

Yach D, Feldman ZA, Bradley DG & Khan M. (2010).

AJPH; 100(6):974.

Acharya T, Bena DW, Sauerhaft BC & Yach D. (2010).

Global Policy; 1(3):327-329.

Kerner JF, Cazap E, Yach D, Pierotti MA, Grazia Daidone M, de Blasio P, … & Sutcliffe S. (2009).

Tumori; 95(5):610.

Yach D, Feldman ZA, Bradley DG & Khan M. (2010).

AJPH; 100(6):974.

Yach D. (2009).

Public Health Nutrition; 12(7):1024-1025.

Ruger JP & Yach D. (2008)

Global Health Governance; 2(2).

Daar AS, Singer PA, Persad DL, Pramming SK, Matthews DR, Beaglehole R, … & Bell J. (2007). **

Nature; 450(7169):494-496.

Yach D, Lucio A & Barroso C. (2007).

Medical Journal of Australia; 187(11):656-657.

Gardner CA, Acharya T & Yach D. (2007).

Health Affairs; 26(4):1052-1061.

Richter L, Norris S, Pettifor J, Yach D & Cameron N. (2007).

International Journal of Epidemiology; 36(3):504-511.

Brownell KD & Yach D. (2006).

Global Health; 2(11).

Colagiuri R, Colagiuri S, Yach D & Pramming S. (2006).

AJPH; 96(9):1562.

Yach D & Wipfli H. (2006). **

Pathogens and Global Health; 100(5-6):465-479.

Yach D, Stuckler D & Brownell KD. (2006). **

Nature Medicine; 12(1):62-66.

Yach D, Kellogg M & Voute J. (2005). **

Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; 99(5):321-324.

Yach D & Beaglehole R. (2004).

Perspectives on Global Development and Technology; 3(1):213-233.

Steyn K, De Wet T, Saloojee Y, Nel H & Yach D. (2006).

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology; 20(2):90-99.

Yach D, McKee M, Lopez AD & Novotny T. (2005).

BMJ; 330(7496):898.

Yach D. (2004). Globesity: who’s responsible?

Sustainable Development International;


Wipfli H, Stillman F, Tamplin S, Luiza da Costa e Silva V, Yach D & Samet J. (2004).

Tobacco Control; 13(4):433-437.

Yach D & Seidel Marks A. (2004).

Journal of Medical Marketing; 4(3):288-294.

Doyle J, Waters E, Yach D, McQueen D, De Francisco A, Stewart T, … & Portela A. (2005).

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; 59(3):193-197.

Amine E, Baba NH, Belhadj M, Yap M, Djazayery,… & Yach D. (2003).

World Health Organization.

Chaloupka FJ, Jha P, Corrao MA, Luiza da Costa e Silva V, Ross H,… & Yach D. (2003). **

Disease Management and Health Outcomes; 11(10):647-661.

Epping-Jordan JE, Bengoa R & Yach D. (2003).

SAMJ; 93(8):585.

Yach D, Hawkes C, Epping-Jordan JE & Galbraith S. (2003).

Journal of Public Health Policy; 24(3-4):274-290.

Jha P, Ranson MK, Nguyen SN & Yach D. (2002).

AJPH; 92(6):1002-1006.

Yach D. (2002).

Geneva, February 12, 2001 - Introductory remarks. Epilepsia; 43:4-4.

Yach D, Warren CM, Silva VLD, Riley L, Eriksen MP,… & Stanton H. (2002)

Tobacco Control; 11(3):252-270.

Mendis S, Yach D & Alwan A. (2002).

Bulletin of the World Health Organization; 80(5):403-406.

Guindon GE, Tobin S & Yach D. (2002).

Tobacco Control; 11(1):35-43.

Zwi A & Yach D. (2002).

Social Science & Medicine; 54(11):1615-1620.

Yach D. (2001).

Journal of Business Ethics; 33(3):191-198

Yach D & Bialous SA. (2001).

AJPH; 91(11):1745-1748.

Yach D, Fluss S & Bettcher D. (2001).

Targets met, new needs

Politica Internazionale (English); 29(1-2):233-52.

Jha P, Musgrove P, Chaloupka FJ & Yach D. (2001).

BMJ Clinical Research; 323(7320):1070-1071.

Yach D & Bettcher D. (2000).

Tobacco Control; 9(2):206-216.

Bettcher DW, Yach D & Guindon GE. (2000).

Bulletin of the World Health Organization; 78(4):521-534.

Yach D. (2000).

The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease; 4(8):693-697.

Warren W, Riley L, Asma S & Yach D. (2000).

Bulletin of the World Health Organization; 78(7):868-876.

Yach D & LeGresley E. (1999).

BMJ Clinical Research; 318(7183):604.

Yach D. (1998).

Health Promotion International; 13(4):339-347.

Sitas F, Norman R, Peto R, Collins R, Bradshaw D,… & Bah S.

SAMJ; 88(8):925-926.

Yach D & Bettcher D. (1998).

AJPH, 88(5):735-738.

Bettcher D & Yach D. (1998).

Millennium-Journal of International Studies; 27(3):469-496.

Yach D, Jensen MS, Norris A & Evans T. (1998).

Promotion & Education; 5(2):7-13.

Samet JM, Taylor CE, Becker KM & Yach D. (1998).

BMJ Clinical Research; 316(7128):321.

L’hirondel A & Yach D. (1997).

World Health Statistics Quarterly; 51(1):79-87.

Lerer LB, Lopez AD, Kjellstrom T & Yach D. (1997).

World Health Statistics Quarterly; 51(1):7-20.

Yach D. (1997).

The National Medical Journal of India; 10(2):82-89.

Steyn K, Yach D, Stander I & Fourie JM. (1997).

SAMJ; 87(4):460-463.

Bekker P, Howell M, Nkuchia J, Yach D, Hobbs D,… & Saloojee Y. (1996)

SAMJ; 86(8):980.

Yach D & Mackay J. (1996).

SAMJ; 86(8):931-933.

Yach D. (1996).

World Health Forum; 17(1):29-36.

Richter L, Yach D, Cameron N, Griesel RD & De Wet T. (1995).

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology; 9(1):109-120.

Yach D & Paterson G. (1995).

SAMJ; 84(12):838-841.

Yach D & Saloojee Y. (1995).

SAMJ; 84(12):823-826.

Steyn K, Lourne LT, Jooste PL, Fourie JM, Lombard C & Yach D. (1995).

East African Medical Journal; 71(12):784-789.

Metcalf CA, Yach D & de Beer ZJ. (1994).

SAMJ; 84(3):149-152.

Yach D & von Schirnding YER. (1994).

Public Health Reviews; 22(3-4):339-374.

Chapman S, Yach D, Saloojee Y & Simpson D. (1994).

BMJ Clinical Research; 308(6922):189.

Sitas F, Zwarenstein M, Yach D & Bradshaw D. (1994).

SAMJ; 84:91-94.

Katzenellenbogen J, Yach D & Dorrington RE. (1993).

International Journal of Epidemiology; 22(6):965-975.

von Schirnding Y, Yach D & Mathee A. (1993).

Health aspects of sanitation with special reference to South Africa

J Comp Health; 4:73-9.

Martin G, Yach D & Steyn K. (1993).

SAMJ; 83(5):359-360.

Parry CD, Yach D & Tollman SM. (1992).

SAMJ; 82(5):306-308.

Parry CD, Yach D & Tollman SM. (1992).

SAMJ; 82(5):299-300.

Martin G, Steyn K & Yach D. (1992).

SAMJ; 82(4):241-245.

Yach D. (1992).

Social Science & Medicine; 35(4):603-612.

Flisher AJ, Joubert G & Yach D. (1992).

SAMJ; 81(11):575-576.

Yach D & Kenya P. (1992).

International Journal of Epidemiology; 21(3):557-560.

Yach D. (1992).

Development Southern Africa; 9(1):11-24

Flisher AJ, Joubert G & Yach D. (1992).

SAMJ; 81(1):23-26.

von Schirnding YER, Yach D & Klein M. (1991).

SAMJ; 80(2):79-82.

Hunter SM, Steyn KK, Yach D & Sipamla N. (1991).

AJPH; 81(7):928-929.

Mathews C, van der Walt H, Hewitson DW, Toms IP, Blignaut R & Yach D. (1991).

SAMJ; 79(8):504-510.

Yach D, Matcalf CA, Lachman PI, Hussey G, Subotsky E,… & Cameron N. (1991).

SAMJ; 79(8):437-491.

Yach D, Seager J & Watermeyer G. (1991).

SAMJ; 79(8):413-414.

Yach D, Cameron N, Padayachee N, Wagstaff LA, Richter L,… & Fonn S. (1991).

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology; 5(2):211-233.

Yach D & Seager J. (1991).

Southern Afr J Child Adol Psychiat; 3(1):23-35.

von Schirnding Y & Yach D. (1991).

Public Health Reviews; 19(1-4):295-302.

Coetzee N, Yach D, Blignaut R & Fisher SA. (1991).

SAMJ; 78(12):733-737.

Yach D. (1990).

International Journal of Epidemiology; 19(4):1122-1123

Flisher AJ, Joubert G & Yach D. (1990).

SAMJ; 78(9):555.

Coovadia H, Loening WEK, Kiepiela P, de V Heese H, Kibel MA,… & Rosen EU. (1990).

SAMJ; 78(3):168-169.

Yach D. (1990).

SAMJ; 78(2):94-97.

Jooste PL, Yach D, Steenkamp HJ, Botha JL & Rossouw JE. (1990

International Journal of Epidemiology; 19(2):284-289.

Kuhn L, Zwarenstein M, Thomas GC, Yach D, Conradie H,… & Katzenellenbogen JM. (1990).

SAMJ; 77(9):471-475.

Yach D, Padayachee GN, Cameron N & Richter L. (1990).

SAMJ; 77(7):325-326.

Schall R, Padayachee & Yach D. (1990).

SAMJ; 77(7):324-325.

Yach D, Pick W & Padayachee GN. (1990).

Critical Issues for Community Health in the 1990’s.

CHASA Journal of Comprehensive Health; 1:38-49.

Kistnasamy B & Yach D. (1990).

American Journal of Industrial Medicine; 18(1):87-93.

Coetzee N, Yach D & Fisher SA. (1989).

SAMJ; 76(9):514-515.

Yach D, Strebel PM & Joubert G. (1989).

SAMJ; 76(9):472-475.

Kearney M, Yach D, Van Dyk H & Fisher SA. (1989).

SAMJ; 76(4):157-159.

Metcalf CA & Yach D. (1989).

The Medical Journal of Australia; 151(2):116.

Strebel P, Kuhn L & Strebel P, Kuhn L & Yach D. (1989).

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health; 43(3):209-213

Strebel P, Kuhn L & Yach D. (1989).

SAMJ; 75(9):428-431

Yach D, Strebel P, McIntyre D & Taylor S. (1989).

SAMJ; 75(9):410-411.

Yach D, Steyn K & Albrecht C. (1989).

SAMJ; 75(4):158-159.

Yach D. (1988).

SAMJ; 74(10):479-480.

Hoffman M, Pick W, Joubert G, Yach D, Thomas T & Klopper JML. (1988).

SAMJ; 74(7):358-361.

Bourne DE, Midgley A, Yach D & Katzenellenbogen J. (1988).

SAMJ; 74(7):355-358.

Marshall RAS & Yach D. (1988).

SAMJ; 74(7):346-348.

Hoffman M, Yach D, Katzenellenbogen J, Pick W & Klopper JML. (1988).

SAMJ; 74(7):323-328.

Epstein L, Botha JL & Yach D. (1988).

SAMJ; 74(4):178-180.

Yach D & Townshend GS. (1988).

SAMJ; 73(7):391-399.

Yach D, Botha JL, Joubert G, Hugo-Hamman & Kibel MA. (1988).

SAMJ; 73(7):441.

Yach D. (1988).

Social Science & Medicine; 27(7):683-689.

Bell J & Yach D. (1988).

SAMJ; 73(1):31-33.

Yach D, Hoffman M & van Herzeele A. (1988).

SAMJ; 73(1):33-35.

Botha JL, Bradshaw D, Gonin R & Yach D. (1988).

Social Science & Medicine; 26(8):845-851.

Austen M, McLellan J, Yach D & Knobel GJ. (1987).

SAMJ; 72(11):770-772.

Yach D & Botha JL. (1987).

SAMJ; 72(8):563-569.

Yach D & Botha JL. (1987).

SAMJ; 72(4):266-269.

Yach D & Botha JL. (1987).

SAMJ; 71(12):763-766.

Botha JL & Yach D. (1987).

Descriptive studies. SAMJ; 70(12):766-772.

Yach D, Hoogendoorn L & von Schirnding YER. (1987).

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology; 1(2):153-161.

Hugo-Hamman CT, Kibel MA, Michie CA & Yach D. (1987).

SAMJ; 72(5):353-355.

Yach D. (1987).

SAMJ; 72(2):149-151.

Flisher AJ, King C, Yach D & Sayed AR. (1987).

SAMJ; 71(7):470.

Yach D. (1987).

SAMJ; 72(2):149-151.

Hoffman MN, Klopper JM, Disler P & Yach D. (1986).

SAMJ; 70(6):312-313.

Yach D & Botha JL. (1986).

SAMJ; 70(5):267-270.

Yach D & Botha JL. (1986).

SAMJ; 70(5):299.

Yach D. (1986).

International Journal of Health Services; 16(2):279-292.

Yach D, Myers J, Bradshaw D & Benatar S. (1985).

The American Review of Respiratory Disease; 131(4):505-510.

Yach D. (1982).

SAMJ; 62(6):167-170.

Christie GP & Yach D. (2016).

SAMJ; 112(1-2).

Yach D & Alexander E. (2015).

SAMJ; 105(8):637-638.

Yach D. (2014).

The Lancet; 384(9947):953-954.

Yach D & Calitz C. (2014).

JAMA; 312(23):2573-2574.

Yach D, Pratt A, Glynn TJ & Reddy KS. (2014).

Globalization and Health; 10:39.

Yach D. (2014).

Obesity Reviews; 15(1):2-5.

von Schirnding Y & Yach D. (2014).

EcoHealth; 11:141-143.

Sweanor D & Yach D. (2013).

SAMJ; 103(11):810-811.

Yach D. (2012).

Journal of Health Communications; 17:1001-1002.

Institute of Medicine. (2012). Country-Level Decision Making for Control of Chronic Diseases: Workshop Summary

Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Mensah GA, Yach D & Khan M. (2011).

JAMA; 305(4):361-362.

Yach D, Feldman Z, Bradley D & Khan M. (2010).

AJPH; 100(12):2334.

Acharya T, Bena D, Sauerhaft B & Yach D. (2010).

Science Express; 27 April.

Nugent RA, Yach D & Feigl AB. (2009).

The Lancet; 374(9692):784-785.

Yach D & Feldman ZA. (2009).

Public Health Nutrition; 12(5):735-736.

Boyle P, Anderson BO, Andersson LC, Ariyaratne Y, Auleley GR, Barbacid M, … & Ringborg U. (2008).

Annals of Oncology; 19(9):1519-1521.

Members of the Advisory Group of the Global Agricultural Development Initiative. (2011).

A Statement to the United States Congress by Issued by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Yach D. (2008).

Public Health Nutrition; 11(2):109-111.

Ruger JP & Yach D. (2008).

Global Health Governance; 2(2):1-11.

Quam L, Smith R & Yach D. (2006).

The Lancet; 368(9543):1221-1223.

Yach D, Parry CD & Harrison S. (2006).

Addiction; 90(10):1293-1296

Samet J, Wipfli H, Perez-Padilla R & Yach D. (2006).

BMJ; 332(7537):353-354.

Yach D. (2006).

Int J Epidemiol; 35(1):32.

Ruger JP & Yach D. (2005).

BMJ; 330(7500):1099.

Yach D, Eloff E, Vorster HH, Margetts BM. (2005).

Public Health Nutrition; 8(8):1229-1230.

Brownell KD & Yach D. (2005).

Foreign Policy; 151:26-27.

Yach D, Leeder S & Bell J. (2005).

science; 380-381

Yach D. (2005).

Global Health and Environment Monitor, Spring/Summer; 13(1).

Yach D. (2005).

Tobacco Control; 14(3):145-148.

Yach D, Leeder SR, Bell J & Kistnasamy B. (2005).

Science; 307(5708):317.

Yach D & Hirschhorn N. (2005).

Journal of Public Health Policy; 26(1):90-95.

Yach D. (2004).

Development; 47(2):5-10.

Yach D. (2004).

Journal of Health Communication; 9(5):481-482.

Yach D & Raviglione M. (2004).

TB and tobacco.

Evidence-based Health Care; 8(28).

Yach D. (2004).

Bulletin of the World Health Organization; 82(4):308-309.

Yach D (2003).

Journal of Public Health Policy; 203:246-250.

Yach D. (2003).

International Journal of Public Health; 48(6):336.

Sabate E & Yach D. (2003).

JAMA; 290(12):1576-1576.

Mendis S, Yach D, Bengoa R, Narvaez D & Zhang X. (2003).

The Lancet; 361(9376):2246-2247.

Yach D. (2003).

The Lancet; 361(9357):611.

Yach D & Bialous SA. (2002).

AJPH; 92(6).

von Schirnding Y & Yach D. (2002).

Revista de Saúde Pública; 36(4):379-382.

Yach D. (2002).

The Lancet; 360(9343):1343-1344.

Bialous SA & Yach D. (2001).

Tobacco Control; 10(4):395-396.

Kaufman N & Yach D. (2000).

Bulletin of the World Health Organization; 78(7):867-867.

Puska P, Bettcher D & Yach D. (2000).

European Journal of Public Health.

Yach D & Ferguson BJ. (1999).

Social Science and Medicine; 48:757-758.

Berlinguer G, Bettcher D, Drager N, Evans T, Gunatilleke G,… & Wirth M. (1999).

Development; 42(4):3-4.

Antezana FS, Chollat-Traquet CM & Yach D. (1998).

World Health Statistics Quarterly; 51(1):3.

Yach D, McIntyre D & Saloojee Y. (1992).

Tobacco Control; 1(4):272-280.

Yach D. (1990).

International Journal of Epidemiology; 19(4):1122-1123.

Christie G, Kishore S & Yach D. “Chronic Diseases and Risks.” In: Merson MH, Black RE & Mills AJ.

(In Press). Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Alexander E, Yach D, Calitz C, Selwyn A & Wang C. “Hypertension and Diet.” In: Caballero B, Finglas P & Toldra F. (2015).

Academic Press.

Alexander E, Yach D & Selwyn A. “The Balance Between Regulation and Private Sector Initiatives in Securing Healthy and Sustainable Food.” In: Halabi S.

(2015). Academic Press.

Alexander E, Patel D, Tryon K, Loubser M & Yach D. (2014). “Diabetes prevention and nutrition policies form a global perspective.”

World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.

Yach D, Mensah GA, Hawkes C, Epping-Jordan JE & Steyn K. “Chronic Diseases and Risks.” In: Merson, M., Black, R., & Mills, A. (2012).

Burlington: Jones and Barlett Learning.

Lee K, Yach D & Kamradt-Smith A. “Globalization and Health.” In: Merson M, Black R & Mills A. (2012).

Burlington: Jones and Barlett Learning.

Acharya T, Fuller AC, Mensah GA, Yach D & Siegel K. The Current and Future Role of the Food Industry in the Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases: The Case of PepsiCo. (2011).

Yach D. “The role of food companies in responding to the crises.” In: Haytmanek E & McClure K. (2010). Institute of Medicine.

Washington: National Academies Press.

Yach D, Feldman Z, Bradley D & Brown R. “Preventive Nutrition and the Food Industry: Perspectives on History, Present and Future Directions.” In: Bendich, A, and Deckelbaum, R. (2010).

New York: Humana Press.

Stuckler D, Hawkes C & Yach D. “Governance of Chronic Diseases.” In: Buse K, Hein W & Drager N. (2009).

Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Asma S, Bettcher DW, Samet J, Palipudi KM, Giovino G,… Bialous S. “Tobacco.” In: Detels R, Beaglehole R, Lansang MA & Gulliford M. (2009).

Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Vega J, Hollstein RD, Delgado I & Yach D. “Chile: Socioeconomic Disserentials and Mortality in a Middle-Income Nation.” In: Evans T, Whitehead M, Diderichsen F, Bhuiya A & Wirth M. (2009).

Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Stuckler D & Yach D. “Long-term Impacts of Leading Chronic Diseases in Low- and Middle-income Countries: A Comparative Analysis.” In: Gatti A & Boggio A. (2008).

Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Yach D. “Foreword: Forests need us-we need them.” In: Colfer C. (2008). Earthscan.

London: Earthscan.

Yach D. “Leadership and governance: challenges for global health and healthy ageing.” In: Robinson M, Novelli W, Pearson C & Norris L. (2007).

San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Hashemian F & Yach D. “Public health in a globalizing world: Challenges and opportunities.” In: Ritzer G. (2007).

Oxford: Blackwell Publications.

Yach D, Wipfli H, Hammond R & Glantz S. “Globalization and Tobacco.” In: Kawachi I & Wamala S. (2007).

New York: Oxford University Press.

Yach D. “Evidence.” In: Marinker M. (2006).

(2006). Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing Company.

Yach D, Hawkes C, Epping-Jordan J & Steyn K. “Chronic diseases and risks.” In: Merson M, Black R & Mills A. (2006).

London: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Lee K & Yach D. “Globalization and health.” In: Merson M, Black R & Mills A. (2006).

London: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Yach D. “Challenging the food industry-what can we learn from the lessons of the Tobacco Free Initiative.” In: Tellnes G. (2005).

Oslo: Unipubforlag, Oslo Academic Press.

Norum KR, Waxman A, Selikowitz HS, Bauman A, Puska P, Rigby N, James P & Yach D. “The WHO global strategy on diet, physical activity and health.” In: Tellnes G. (2005).

Oslo: Unipubforlag, Oslo Academic Press.

Yach D. “Systems for health or healthcare systems.” In: Dawson S & Sausman C. (2005).

New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Yach D, Beaglehole R & Hawkes C. “Globalisation and noncommunicable diseases.” In: Scriven A & Garman S. (2005).

New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Yach D. “Chronic Disorders: Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, and Diabetes.” In: Levy B & Sidel V. (2005).

New York: Oxford University Press.

Taylor A, Bettcher D, Fluss S, DeLand K & Yach D. “International health instruments: An overview.” In: Detels R & Holland W. (2002).

Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Asma S, Yang G, Samet J, Giovani G, Bettcher D, Lopez AD & Yach D. “Prevention and control of public health hazards: Tobacco.” In: Detels R & Holland W. (2002).

Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Yach D. “Tobacco Control.” In: Koop C, Pearson C & Schwarz M. (2001).

New York: Jossey-Bass.

Thun MT, Yach D & Eriksen M. “Introduction.” In: Corrao M, Guindon G, Sharma N & Shokoohi D. (2000).

Atlanta: American Cancer Society.

De Wet T, Steyn K, Richter I & Yach D. (2000). “Five-year old urban children’s perceptions, attitudes and expressed intentions regarding cigarette use (The Birth-to-ten study).” In: Lu R, Mackay J, Niu S & Peto R. (2000).

London: Springer-Verlag London Limited.

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Cape Town: Applied Fiscal Research Centre, University of Cape Town.

Yach D. “African Region.” In: World Health Organization. (1997).

Geneva: World Health Organization.

Yach D. In: Katzenellenbogen, J, Joubert, G, Karim, S. (1997).

Cape Town: Oxford University Press.

Nkuchia JM, Yach D & Wright A. “Application of the teaching program for medical students in South Africa.” In: Richmond R. (1996).

Paris: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.

Yach D & Buthelezi G. “Health Status: Ten important health indicators for South Africa.” In: Isaacs S, Lund F, Ncayiyana D, Reynolds M, Rispel L & Tugwana B. (1995)


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Vitality Institute.

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Vitality Institute.

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Vitality Institute.

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