Health : Factsheet

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA

The changes in global population health over the last two decades are striking in two ways – in the dramatic aggregate shifts in the composition of the global health burden towards non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and injuries, including due to global aging, and the persistence of communicable, maternal, nutritional and neonatal disorders (i.e. diseases of poverty) in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. 

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