Preventing the Preventable and Treating the Treatable

The Three Non-Communicable Diseases Collaboration Can Solve
Mar 10, 2017 9:30 AM ET

The Global Engagement Forum: Online

The start of a new year often conjures up hopes of a new you – losing extra pounds, stopping that unhealthy habit, or making changes to enrich life overall. In fact, many of us are already trying to prevent bad health and create solutions for the solvable in ourselves.

For many in the world’s poorest countries, this isn’t feasible and the impact of not knowing, or not having access to the information or services needed to succeed, has severe consequences. The prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cervical cancer, diabetes, and hypertension are having significant and far-reaching effects on populations in the world’s poorest countries, where people often lack basic access to medical care or preventive healthcare guidance. Many in these communities are not aware of the effects that these ‘silent killers’ are having on their own lives, on their families, and on the broader community.

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