Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) prematurely take 16 million lives a year

According to a new WHO report, 16 million people die before the age of 70 from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes.

The report, Global status report on non-communicable diseases 2014” urges governments to act to meet global targets and reduce the NCD epidemic. An investment of just US$ 1-3 per person per year could dramatically reduce illness and death from NCDs.

For more information about NCDs and to download the report, click here on www.who.int