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Disability and NCDs

An estimated 1 billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, have a disability 1, and the increase in diabetes, cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke), mental disorders, cancer, and chronic respiratory illnesses, will have a profound affect on this population. According to the World Report on Disability, these diseases are estimated to account for 66.5% of all years lived with a disability in low and medium resource countries.

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