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March 7, 2019

Devex Opinion Piece: 7 issues gaining momentum in global health

Noncommunicable diseases — such as cancer, diabetes, lung, and liver disease — account for a staggering 7 out of 10 deaths worldwide. Confronting the leading risk factors that contribute to the majority of these diseases is a global challenge, but it is the key to preventing their unnecessary toll of death and disability worldwide — and ensuring that countries are on the right path to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal target of reducing premature deaths from NCDs by one-third by 2030.

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