Big Upside from Investing in Fighting Noncommunicable Diseases

'Saving Lives, Spending Less' is the not-so-subtle title for a new report from the World Health Organization examining the benefits to be gained from investing in reducing the noncommunicable diseases that claim so many lives, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Each dollar spent to reduce NCDs would yield a return of U.S.$7 by 2030, the study concludes. NCDs include cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular and chronic respiratory ailments.

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