NCDs, also known as chronic diseases, are of long duration and generally slow progression causing a considerable cost to the public expenditure. World Economic Forum and Harvard School of Public Health estimated that NCDs will cause economic output loss of US$ 47 trillion over the next two decades. NCDs kill more than 36 million people each year of which 14 million are under the age of 70 years old.
Alcohol is 1 of the main 4 key risk factors for developing NCDs. The European region suffers from highest deaths from NCDs and the highest overall alcohol consumption. > > > > Read More