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Devex Report Examines Impact Of NCDs With Focus On 3 Countries

Devex: Ripple Effect: The Expansive Impact of NCDs
“Noncommunicable diseases are the leading cause of mortality worldwide, responsible for a staggering 70 percent of global deaths. The vast majority of those deaths, about 80 percent, occur in low- and middle-income countries, making the prevention and treatment of NCDs one of the most urgent health concerns in developing countries. While combating NCDs is a global task, regional contexts and social factors cause unique challenges. Ripple Effect seeks to explain just a few of these challenges through the perspective of health care workers and individuals living with NCDs in three different countries. … Ripple Effect is a part of #TakingThePulse, a content series created by Devex in partnership with the Asian Development Bank, Cancer Research U.K., NCD Alliance, Novartis, Novo-Nordisk, and Philips…” (Bardeletti/Espinosa, 9/20).

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