Blog: Jul 2019

The NCD Consortium; Supporting Uganda in the fight against Non-communicable diseases

19 July 2019
Supporting Uganda in the fight against Non-communicable diseases

The global burden of Non communicable diseases (NCDs) remains unacceptably high. In 2016, NCDs were responsible for 41 million of the world’s 57 million deaths (71%), 15 million of these deaths were premature (30 to 70 years) with the burden greatest in low- and middle- income countries, where 78% of all NCD deaths and 85% of premature deaths occurred.

In Sub Saharan Africa, this epidemiological transition has caused a...