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Reliable, High-Quality Health Data Vital To Addressing Growing NCD Burden

Health Affairs Blog: Addressing The Gap In Noncommunicable Disease Data With Technology And Innovation
Kelly Henning, public health program lead at Bloomberg Philanthropies, discusses the role of data in addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs), writing, “By closing gaps in health data, countries can react swiftly to shifting disease burdens, identify leading causes of death, and plan for the future. The growing burden of NCDs, specifically in low- and middle-income countries, highlights a need for policymakers to access high-quality NCD risk-factor data to inform decision making and resource allocation and understand NCD trends over time” (9/21).