Latest Non-communicable disease Stories
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Countries recovering from war are at risk of being left to their own devices in tackling non communicable diseases, leaving an "open door" for exploitation by alcohol, tobacco and food companies.
World citizen number 7 billion is less likely to die from infectious diseases like measles or even AIDS, and more likely to contract diabetes or other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), as they are now the leading causes of deaths globally.
According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), one in 10 adults could be diagnosed with diabetes by 2030.
The European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) welcomes the UN High Level Meeting on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) to address the world biggest killers.
A study conducted by the World Economic Forum found that the cost of treating chronic or non-communicable diseases over the next 20 years could reach $47 trillion, more than three times the current national debt.
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