Non-communicable diseases: a challenge for global cooperation

by Nísia Trindade Lima e Carlos Gadelha

In current times, it’s easy to forget that over 70% of deaths worldwide are due to non-communicable diseases. How can we tackle their rise? The theory of epidemiological transition (or the changing patterns of population age distributions, mortality, fertility, life expectancy, and causes of death) offers a valuable framework for understanding how different types of diseases can occur simultaneously in a population. 

13th July 2021 • comment