According to the World Health organisation, the key facts are :
The enormous burden of chronic disease, and the associated demand for new treatments and novel approaches to care, is driven by several factors including:
Despite the increase in healthcare expenditures, there remain significant market gaps that, if appropriately addressed, can significantly improve health and patient outcomes.
Investing in better management of NCDs is critical. Management of NCDs includes detecting, screening and treating these diseases, and providing access to palliative care for people in need. High-impact, essential NCD interventions can be delivered through a primary health care approach to strengthen early detection and timely treatment. Evidence shows such interventions are excellent economic investments because, if provided early to patients, they can reduce the need for more expensive treatment.