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New Diseases Face Emerging Markets, But So Do Unique Care Delivery Models

Developing nations are, for the first time, being impacted by the kinds of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) historically associated with wealthy countries, which now require interventions in similar measure. Diseases like cancer, diabetes, lung and cardiovascular disease are on the rise - 72% of all global deaths in 2016 were attributed to NCDs - and are caused by lifestyle and environmental factors such as poor diet, smoking, and toxic air quality.