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Global Study of 10,000 Women Reveals Deep Impact of Non-Communicable Diseases on Women and Families

 Arogya World Press ReleaseSeptember 23, 2014A new mobile phone and web-based survey of 10,000 women – Insights from 10,000 Women on the Impact of NCDs – in 10 countries around the world shows that nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of women surveyed say someone in their household suffers from a Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) —heart disease, diabetes, cancer or chronic lung disease.About 30% of the women in Brazil, India, Kenya, South Africa and Indonesia reported spending more than 25 percent of household income on NCD care.Arogya World made a Commitment to Action at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting to gather 10,000 women’s voices on the impact of NCDs with the partnership and support of Novartis, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, American Cancer Society, UNICEF, Population Services International, Abt SRBI and Jana.The study report is being launched today at the 2014 CGI Annual Meeting. Click here for report.