Health and Healthcare

New initiative aims to take action on non-communicable diseases

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for 71% of deaths per year globally. Image: Freepik.com

Cameron Fox

Project Lead, Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum

Lorna Friedman

Senior Partner, Health Transformation and Sustainability, Mercer

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Global Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) attributable to non-communicable diseases and HIV versus proportion of global health funding. Source: The Lancet.
Global Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) attributable to non-communicable diseases and HIV versus proportion of global health funding. Source: The Lancet.
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COVID-19 death rate tends to increase with non-communicable disease burden, or DALYs attributable to NCDs. Source: Council on Foreign Relations.
COVID-19 death rate tends to increase with non-communicable disease burden, or DALYs attributable to NCDs. Source: Council on Foreign Relations.

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