Noncommunicable Diseases in Colombia: A Call to Action

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:00am

Colombia suffers from a triple burden of disease with a focus on noncommunicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Out of the total 202,000 deaths in Colombia in 2014, NCDs are accountable for 71% (143,420) andaccidents and injuries contribute another 17%.