Welcome to the January 2018 issue of Access Today, a monthly email newsletter from Access Accelerated with news and updates on the global fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Since launching at the World Economic Forum in January 2017, Access Accelerated member companies have continued to work tirelessly toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal target of reducing premature deaths from NCDs by one third by 2030. We’re committed to achieving this goal and are optimistic for Year 2 of the Access Accelerated initiative.

In our last issue, we discussed why access to proper NCD care is a fundamental human right. Today, we’ll begin the new year by looking at how the growing NCD burden weighs heavily on the world’s aging population and existing health systems.

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