NCD is a medical condition or disease, which is not infectious.
NCDs are diseases or medical conditions with long duration and relatively slow progression.
Short natural history
Short treatment schedule
Cure is achieved
Short follow up
Back to normalcy
Long natural history
Prolonged follow up
Quality of life compromised even after treatment
Chronic respiratory conditions
Thyroid & other hormonal disorders
Noncommunicable diseases are the leading killer today and are on the increase.
36 million – 63.2%, almost two thirds – were due to NCDs
57 million deaths that occurred globally in 2008