Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), also known as chronic diseases, are not passed from person to person. They are of long duration and generally slow progression. The four main types of noncommunicable diseases are cardiovascular diseases (like heart attacks and stroke), cancers, chronic respiratory diseases (such as chronic obstructed pulmonary disease and asthma) and diabetes.
WHO programmes and activities
Tools for the prevention and control of NCDs
- WHO Noncommunicable Diseases Action Plan 2013-2020
- WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of NCDs
- Noncommunicable diseases and mental health
- NCDnet - Global Noncommunicable Disease Network