Community Health Workers_Christy Gavitt_5.8.14Presentation Transcript
Of the 57 million deaths that occurred globally in
2008, 36 million – almost two thirds – were due to one
or more of the 4 key NCDs (cancer, CVD, chronic lung
Nearly 80% of NCD deaths occur in low- and middle-
About one fourth of global NCD-related deaths take
place before the age of 60…but younger populations
affected by NCDs live with a diminished quality of life
“A public health emergency in slow motion” – Ban Ki-Moon
The magnitude of these diseases continues to
rise, especially in low- and middle-income countries.
Estimated to increase 17% over the next decade.
Screening for NCDs
Referral to health center
Follow-up (e.g. treatment