Economics of non-communicable diseases in India

Non-communicable diseases have been established as a clear threat not only to human health, but also to development and economic growth. The evidence is compelling. India stands to incur a loose $4.58 trillion between 2012 and 2030 due to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and mental health conditions. However, these losses are not inevitable; options exist for actions that policy-makers and businesses can take today to significantly reduce these costs. Developed by the World Economic Forum and the Harvard School of Public Health, the “Economics of Non-Communicable Diseases in India” provides new data on the costs of NCDs in India, the views of business leaders on the impact of NCDs and estimations of the ROI of specific India-based interventions.

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