WHO fosters local, global collaboration to fight NCDs

January 2016

In 2012, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular and lung diseases caused more than half of all deaths among those who died before their 70th birthdays. The vast majority of those deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries.

WHO, through its Global Coordination Mechanism on Noncommunicable Diseases, plays an important role in promoting action between governments, civil society organizations and other players working to improve health by preventing and controlling such diseases

This photo story highlights how a wide range of organizations are working together in Belize, Jamaica, the Philippines and Uganda as part of WHO-backed efforts to improve North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation on fighting NCDs.

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