The World Health Organization estimates that over the next 20 years more than 30 trillion dollars will be needed for the fight against non-infectious diseases.
Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General, says that it is non-infectious diseases that traditionally require a large portion of expenses. After all, it is necessary to eliminate the social factors and their causes in order to deal with the disease.
Among the factors causing the disease, one can mention air and water pollution, stress, low-quality food, alcohol, cigarettes, obesity, physical inactivity, high blood pressure, and cholesterol. The health sector alone will not be able to cope with these factors. Therefore, health care requires strong support on the part of governments of the WHO member states.
Non-infectious diseases are heart diseases, strokes, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. They are the top reasons for death worldwide.
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