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Global Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Control

According World Health Statistics recent years, Noncommunicable Diseases now account for over 70% of all deaths worldwide, with most deaths concentrated in low-and middle-income countries. It is estimated that by 2030, the number of annual deaths of NCDs will reach 52 million, and most of those deaths will be from cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory disease, and diabetes. Among the key risk factors underlying NCDs, are Hypertension, obesity, physical inactivity, tobacco use, harmful alcohol consumption and TFA intake. At the same time, expanding aging populations also increases the risk of NCDs as well. In this context, reducing the mortality and disease burden of NCDs, and tackling aging issues, attract much attention from governments, healthcare services, and healthy aging industry. The institute aims to focus on major NCDs and aging issues, studying health behaviors and intervention measures with global impacts in range of populations, countries, and worldwide.