Insights from 10,000 Women on the Impact of NCDs
Diana Gosalvez Prados — última modificación 20/02/2015 14:48
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, are the number one cause of death worldwide. The fight against NCDs is a challenge for developed and developing societies alike. Tobacco-use, pollution, the harmful use of alcohol, poor diet and lack of physical exercise, and mental-health-related diseases place a heavy burden on nations and communities across the world. As always, it is the poorest and most vulnerable who are least resilient, and least able to cope with the impacts on households and their income that can be catastrophic. Families are hit hard – and it is primarily women who bear the consequences.
Insights from 10,000 Women on the Impact of NCDs. Naperville: Arogya World; 2015. Available at: http://arogyaworld.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Arogya-Full-Report-For-Web.pdf