NCDs are the leading cause of death and disability around the world. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 3.4 focuses on reducing mortality from NCDs by a third by 2030. The pandemic slowed down the process of achieving this goal. Considering the scale and speed at which they are rising, it’s time to re-consider some of the interventions that are important to prevent them.
NCDs threaten progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a target of reducing the probability of death from any of the four main NCDs between ages 30 and 70 years by one-third by 2030.