Who are at risk?
People of all age groups, regions and countries are affected by NCDs. These conditions are often associated with older age groups, but evidence shows that more than 50% of all deaths attributed to NCDs occur between the ages of 30 and 69 years globally.
Of these "premature" deaths, over 85% are estimated to occur in low- and middle-income countries. Children, adults and the elderly are all vulnerable to the risk factors contributing to NCDs, whether from unhealthy diets, physical inactivity or exposure to polluted air (WHO, 2018).
Philips Foundation – addressing NCDs in underserved communities globally
The Philips Foundation provide access to quality healthcare for disadvantaged communities through innovation. We are committed to improving preventive measures, enabling diagnostics and promoting healthy lifestyles to address the global rise of diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.
Below you can see where and how the Philips Foundation is addressing communities around the world on the global rise of NCDs, bridging the gap between global commitments and action at the national level by working collectively with local Philips offices and strategic partners: