Community Health Workers_Christy Gavitt_5.8.14

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Community Health Workers_Christy Gavitt_5.8.14

  1. 1.  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 disease, diabetes).  Nearly 80% of NCD deaths occur in low- and middle- income countries.  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 for decades… “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.
  2. 2. Tobacco use Unhealthy diets Physical inactivity Alcohol abuse Cardio- vascular Diabetes Cancer Chronic Respiratory diseases
  3. 3.  Mental health  Physical disabilities  Cervical cancer
  4. 4. Yes, for… NCD prevention Screening for NCDs Counseling Referral to health center Follow-up (e.g. treatment continuity, post-treatment PSS, etc.)

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