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Noncommunicable diseases

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Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), also known as chronic diseases, are not passed from person to person. They are of long duration and generally slow progression. The 4 main types of noncommunicable diseases are cardiovascular diseases (like heart attacks and stroke), cancers, chronic respiratory diseases (such as chronic obstructed pulmonary disease and asthma) and diabetes.

NCDs already disproportionately affect low- and middle-income countries where nearly three quarters of NCD deaths – 28 million – occur.

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01. no poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

03. good health and well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

04. quality education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

10. reduced inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

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