Important facts about NCDs

ncd_tree203_0– The World Health Organization estimates that 8 million people die prematurely in LMICS from NCDs every year
– The World Economic Forum has identified NCDs as the second most severe threat to the global economy in terms of likelihood and potential economic loss
– A recent survey by the Centre for Global Development showed that less than 1% of the US$22 billion spent on health by international aid agencies in LMICs is spent on NCDs.
– The Millennium Development Goals state that health is critical to the economic, political and social development of all countries, yet they contain no goals or targets for NCDs, the largest burden of disease in LMCs

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