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Publication coverThe Americas has been hit early and hard by the global NCD epidemic. Today, NCDs are the leading causes of death and disability, accounting for more than 3.9 million deaths annually, or 75% of all deaths throughout the region.1 Like other regions of the world, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory diseases, cancers and diabetes are the most common NCDs.

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Last Updated on Friday, 16 September 2011 05:16

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