In 2022, we are bridging the NCD Investment gap. This year is all about prioritising the urgent need for increased NCD financing to prevent and treat NCDs and build resilient health systems that leave no one behind.
The cost of inaction
Financing for NCDs has stagnated at a pitiful 1-2% of development assistance for health for two decades, causing many millions of deaths and pushing millions more into extreme poverty due to health care costs and disability. We need investment now to finally turn the tide on NCDs.
We are calling on civil society to get involved by focusing on solutions that are key to mobilising effective investments in health.
The bottom line
The Global Week of Action on NCDs in 2022 aims to get a message across to governments, donors, international agencies and private sector: Invest in NCDs today, save lives and money tomorrow.
Investment in health is within the reach of all countries, and this year we are demanding an end to the massive disregard of human life.