The NCD Alliance continues in their advocacy efforts to ensure that health remains central to national government priorities.
NCDs have radically different consequences for women and their families in low and middle income countries (LMICs) than for those living in higher resource settings. According to the NCD Alliance, in settings constrained by poverty, limited health infrastructure and human-resource capacity, women are far less likely to access timely, adequate or affordable diagnosis and care. As a result, these diseases are often detected at a late stage, increasing the likelihood of largely preventable, premature death.
This infograph below illustrates the impact of NCDs and women’s health in a joint effort by the Non-communicable Disease Alliance (NCDA) and the Task Force on Women + NCDs.