Our killer lifestyles

Our killer lifestyles

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as heart disease, cancer, chronic lung diseases and diabetes, are the leading cause of death in the world, according to the World Health Organization.

World Health Organization's framework targets and indicators

External link: Non-communicable diseases global monitoring framework

The WHO has created a monitoring framework for NCDs, also known as chronic diseases. This will allow tracking of what countries are doing to prevent and control NCDs and their key risk factors.

This week, the framework, made up of nine global targets and 25 indicators, will be up for adoption by member states - including Canada - during the World Health Assembly.

If the WHO framework is adopted, will it make a difference? Tell us below what you think.

CBC's Live Right Now takes a by-the-numbers look at non-communicable diseases.


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