common childhood NCDs

What are Common Childhood NCDs​?

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), also known as chronic diseases, are of long duration and are the result of a combination of genetic, physiological, environmental and behavioral factors. While they are often associated with adulthood, NCDs have a significant impact on children and adolescents across the life course.  To learn more about NCDs in children, adolescents, and young people, access NCD Child’s first global disease burden publication entitled Children & Non-communicable Disease: Global Burden Report 2019.

Click on the icons below to learn about each NCD.

cardiovascular disease is an NCD
Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
mental health is an NCD
Mental health
cancer is an NCD
respiratory disease is an NCD
Chronic respiratory diseases
diabetes is an NCD
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Adolescent sexual and reproductive health
injury is an NCD
Injury prevention and violence
disability is an NCD