Increasing risk factors hurt economic growth
Better prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) could avert millions of years of lost productivity.
Increasing risk factors cause huge loss to the global economy
Risk factors continues to take a huge toll on the number of healthy years of life across the world. While exposure to some risk factors are decreasing, many are still on the rise. Reducing exposure to these risk factors will significantly improve global health.
High yield on investment in NCD prevention and control
Non-communicable diseases accounts for around 70% of all deaths worldwide. Investing in preventative measures is essential to flatten the curve of NCDs. The WHO has identified a number of cost-effective and feasible policy interventions to curb the rise of NCDs including reducing risk factors.