Nearly 75 percent of fatalities worldwide are caused by non-communicable diseases, according to a WHO research

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BvsuAABScsP0QAAAABJRU5ErkJggg== Nearly 75 percent of fatalities worldwide are caused by non-communicable diseases, according to a WHO research

According to a World Health Organization report, diseases related to the heart, cancer, diabetes, and lungs claim the life of one person under the age of 70 every two seconds. In low- and middle-income nations, nine out of ten of these fatalities occur.

The WHO report, titled Invisible Numbers, also emphasised the prevalence of the risk factors for NCDs, as well as the advancements each nation is making in its efforts to address these illnesses and disorders. Low and middle income nations are responsible for 86% of these early deaths, according to the WHO report, which was presented at the UN General Assembly. If people had access to prevention, treatment, and care, the majority of this could be avoided or postponed, the report said.

Additionally, non-communicable illnesses like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and lung disease kill more people worldwide than infectious diseases.

“Cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke), cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases- cause nearly three-quarter of deaths in the world,” it added.

In its report, the WHO identified societal, environmental, commercial, and genetic factors as the causes of the rising NCD rates. But cancer is the cause of one in six fatalities, or 9.3 million family deaths annually.

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