The Economist Intelligence Unit


Developing countries are facing a new challenge from an increase in non- communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, mental illness, diabetes and chronic respiratory disorders. At the same time, while substantial gains have been made in the battle against infectious diseases and child and maternal mortality, these remain a major concern, resulting in a double burden of disease.


Produced by The Economist Intelligence Unit, this report is based on extensive data analysis and desk research, complemented by five in-depth interviews with experts on NCDs.


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