About 74% deaths globally are caused by Non-Communicable Diseases.
This is according to a recent report by the World Health Organization.
It said a person under 70 years old passes away from one of these diseases every two seconds.
The WHO research report released on Wednesday said diabetes, chronic respiratory illnesses, malignancies, and cardiovascular diseases account for 80% of all NCD-related premature deaths.
The WHO’s head for noncommunicable diseases, Bente Mikkelsen, said people must adopt preventative measures, such as cutting back on alcohol and tobacco use, eating a balanced diet, and getting more exercise and fresh air.
According to the WHO, 85% of sick individuals reside in low- and middle-income nations, meaning they frequently have little prospect of recovery.
The WHO also stated that the long and expensive healthcare costs for NCDs, along with the loss of income from time off work, annually force millions of people into poverty and impede development.By assisting people in finding employment again, additional aid could benefit these nations economically overall.
According to the report, 39 million lives could be saved by 2030 and countless more may live longer, happier lives if effective treatments were put into place.
To this end, the WHO is introducing an interactive data site so that each nation’s position may be followed.