Noncommunicable diseases and mental health

NCD tools in the Regions

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease, are collectively responsible for almost 70% of all deaths worldwide. Almost three quarters of all NCD deaths, and 82% of the 16 million people who died prematurely, or before reaching 70 years of age, occur in low- and middle-income countries.

WHO’s mission is to provide leadership and the evidence base for international action on surveillance, prevention and control of NCDs. This page links to tools, publications and resources relevant to WHO’s regions.