Global Business Plan for Noncommunicable Diseases

Saving lives, spending less

Low- and lower-middle-income countries currently bear the brunt of premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Yet preventing these conditions could save millions of lives and generate significant economic benefits through health cost savings and increased productivity.

The following pages show how the WHO Best Buy interventions for NCDs could be used to achieve these savings for countries around the world. The data indicates the potential gains each country could see by investing in each of the Best Buys. It is designed to help governments and donors identify the areas of greatest potential return for their funding.

An additional

US$ 1.27

per person per year in low- and lower-middle-income-countries is needed to implement the WHO Best Buys

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The human toll of noncommunicable diseases is unacceptable.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General,
World Health Organization