Noncommunicable Diseases Progress Monitor 2022. Scorecard for the Americas
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This scorecard has been developed by the Pan American Health Organization to highlight the country capacity for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and showcase regional results from the global NCD Progress Monitor 2022. It provides a snapshot of key NCD indicators across all countries in the Region of the Americas. The tool, the third of a series initiated in 2017, aims to promote understanding of the response to NCDs and assist decision-making for NCD program improvement. The WHO Progress Monitor 2022 for Noncommunicable Diseases, the fourth of a series, provides information on the country capacity for NCDs, measured by 19 indicators. They include setting time-bound targets to reduce NCD deaths, developing all-of-government policies to address NCDs; implementing key tobacco and alcohol demand reduction measures, measures to reduce unhealthy diets and promote physical activity; and strengthening health systems through primary health care and universal health coverage. Noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors are the leading causes of morbidity, mortality and disability in the Americas, and they represent both a public health challenge and a serious threat to economic and social development. In the Region of the Americas, NCDs cause aproximately 5.8 million deaths per year, representing 81% of all deaths in the Region. Of the total deaths from NCDs, 36.4% are premature deaths, occurring in people under 70 years of age. For more information about the series and access to the interactive NCD Progress Monitor Scorecard, visit www.paho.org/en/topics/noncommunicable-diseases/ncds-progress-monitor.
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