NCDs don’t just affect individuals – they are also a major cause of poverty and a barrier to economic development, representing a global emergency that requires an urgent response.
Every child deserves a healthy and happy childhood. But for people like Bilkhissa who grew up with type 1 diabetes, limited access to services, poverty, and stigma can make this complicated.
The greatest rise in diabetes prevalence is projected to occur in Africa, but the continent spends the least on diabetes care as a proportion of global annual healthcare spending.
Your home address should not define your quality of life – but for Maria, managing multiple health issues in a rural Brazilian village miles from a health clinic, it does.
They are known as "the silent pandemic". They cause over 41 millions deaths a year. They disproportionately affect the world's poorest. But what actually are noncommunicable diseases?