We’ve said ENOUGH. Now it’s time to ACT on NCDs.
The annual Global Week for Action on NCDs campaign draws on outrage, energy, inspiration, determination and optimism to focus efforts on ensuring NCD prevention and control get the attention and action they deserve.
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Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the #1 cause of death and disability in the world, accounting for 70% of all deaths and more than three out of four years lived with a disability - and many NCDs are preventable and premature. Driven largely by five modifiable risk factors – tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, harmful use of alcohol and air pollution, NCDs are exacerbated by weak healthy systems, under-investment, and lack of accountability, and actions to reduce their impact on people’s lives require a whole of society approach. NCDs are a major cause (and consequence) of poverty, and the largest NCD burden occurs in low- and middle- income countries.