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.
- Noncommunicable disease (NCD) and risk factors - Ahmed Madar
- MY-NORTH: Health and Sustainable Development in Myanmar - Espen Bjertness
- Non-communicable diseases and associated factors in Myanmar Aung Soe Htet / Espen Bjertness
Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology - Espen Bjertness
About our research
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 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets calls for by 2030, a one-third reduction in premature mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through prevention and treatment.
Their risk factors have traditionally been the backbone of international and global health research at the institute. We have currently projects in Myanmar, Tibet, Palestine, Somalia/Somaliland and some of our projects are comparative studies of risk factors of NCD’s in different populations.