Focus on NCDs to save millions of women from premature death

A new paper published today by the Oxford Martin School and The George Institute for Global Health will call for global and national women’s health strategies to focus on non-communicable diseases, which kill more than 18 million women a year worldwide.

‘Women’s Health: A New Global Agenda’ (PDF), the latest Oxford Martin Policy Paper, will be launched at a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health this afternoon. Professor Robyn Norton, Principal Director of The George Institute and the report’s lead author, will call for women’s health policies to prioritise non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such heart disease, stroke and diabetes, which are the leading causes of premature death in most countries.

Download the full Policy Paper by clicking here.

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