Centre for Global Health: Non-communicable Diseases

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic lung diseases, and diabetes, are the primary causes of morbidity and mortality globally.

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    Cardiovascular diseases account for most NCD deaths, or 17.5 million people annually, followed by cancers (8.2 million), respiratory diseases (4 million), and diabetes (1.5 million). Over three quarters of NCD deaths occur in low and middle-income countries. The United Nations declaration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets calls for by 2030, a one-third reduction in premature mortality from NCDs through prevention and treatment. Their risk factors have traditionally been the backbone of international and global health research at the institute. We currently have projects in Myanmar, Tibet, Palestine, Somalia/Somaliland and some of our projects are comparative studies of risk factors of NCD’s in different populations.

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    Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology - Espen Bjertness


    Published Dec. 6, 2016 4:03 PM - Last modified June 11, 2021 10:49 AM