Women & NCDs - A Call to Action: Beyond Reproductive Years

Women & NCDs - A Call to Action: Beyond Reproductive Years
Published 08th March 2017
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This pocket card explores how adults over 60 comprise the fastest growing age group today, yet health data for this demographic are rarely available. More robust data around NCDs and accessibility of essential medicines and technologies are needed to monitor global targets and national policies addressing NCDs in women of all ages, specifically among postmenopausal women. Following menopause, women are increasingly vulnerable to common NCDs – cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and mental health conditions – and are often at greater risk of disability associated with these conditions.