CHART: Tracking killer chronic diseases
Cardiovascular diseases leading worldwide killer: WHO
Last Updated: September 19, 2011
Heart and lung disease, diabetes and cancer comprise two-thirds of deaths around the globe, according to the World Health Organization. This phenomenon represents a marked shift away from death from once potent and vast communicable diseases, such as malaria and tuberculosis. In September, the UN General Assembly is poised to hold its first summit on chronic diseases deemed "a public health emergency in slow motion."
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Select the country names on the left to read how these chronic diseases affect each region.
Select the health conditions on the right to see how the countries stack up against each other.