• Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 74% of all deaths globally;
  • Each year, 17 million people die from a NCD before age 70; 86% of these premature deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries;
  • Of all NCD deaths, 77% are in low- and middle-income countries;
  • Detection, screening and treatment of NCDs, as well as palliative care, are key components of the response to NCDs.

(World Health Organization, 2023)


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