Tackling NCDs to Enhance Sustainable Development

Tackling NCDs to Enhance Sustainable Development
Published 21st March 2012
Author NCD Alliance


As the sustainable development agenda garners renewed attention and increased political momentum, the global dialogue on sustainable development must address health and NCDs as a major component of preventable ill health and death. This policy brief explains how NCDs are linked to the three pillars of sustainable development: economic growth, social equity, and environmental protection. The brief describes how the NCD epidemic constrains economic development, and it discusses the social and environmental factors that are common to the NCD epidemic and to sustainable development issues of food security and agriculture, urbanization, and clean energy.