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.