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.