Non communicable diseases (NCD), such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases represent a new epidemic worldwide.
NCD kill more than 36 million people each year. Nine million of all deaths attributed to NCD occur before the age of 60; 90% of these “premature” deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries. (WHO fact sheet)
The difference in death rates due to NCD between countries shows once again the major inequities existing around the world in term of access to prevention and treatment services for the population, for the same diseases.
WHO’s interactive map shows the NCD death rates around the world. access map here
Switzerland :292/100.000 population USA: 413/100.000
Swaziland: 702/100.000 Haiti: 725/100.000 Laos 680.000/100.000