Wednesday, April 27, 2011

WHO warns of burden created by chronic diseases

The World Health Organization has released a global report that has indicated that non-communicable diseases (NCD'S)had reached epidemic proportions and now posed a greater risk than diseases like HIV or tuberculosis. NCD's had accounted for 63% or 36 million of the 57 million deaths occurring in 2008.

You can read more here or view a WHO NCD graph here.

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