The global burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) threatens the health, wellbeing and prosperity of all people everywhere. National governments, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN) all recognize the need to prevent, treat and manage these diseases and address their social determinants, reduce exposure to risk factors, and build stronger and more sustainable health systems. Doing so is essential to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda), including its target to reduce premature deaths from NCDs by one third. Investing in efforts to reduce the global NCD burden will improve health outcomes and accelerate the achievement of today’s most pressing development priorities.
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and WHO developed an infographic that summarizes key data