Action on NCDs

The Importance of Access

Every year, non-communicable diseases force 100 million people into poverty. These chronic conditions, such as diabetes and hypertension, affect everyone, young and old, and not just those who have an NCD. In poor communities, accessing medicine and treatment for an NCD is often an impossible burden. Watch this video to learn about the challenges people at all stages of life face when they have a non-communicable disease, and scroll down to learn about why it doesn’t have to be this way.

 

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Shammah, Uganda

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Edward, Kenya

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Non-communicable diseases or NCDs kill more people than any other cause. The elderly are especially affected.

Non-communicable diseases or NCDs kill more people than any other cause. The elderly are especially affected.

NCDs are the number one cause of death globally

 

NCDs are the number one cause of death globally

 

Less than 1.3 percent of global health budgets are invested in addressing NCDs

 

 

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PATH works with HelpAge to increase access to medicine and treatment for non-communicable diseases, including diabetes and hypertension

HelpAge USA supporting an aging world

Hilton Prize Coalition