This publication is the first one to focus on the specific needs and challenges of girls and women at risk of, or living with, NCDs.
No longer diseases of the rich and elderly, NCDs are increasingly impacting on women in developing countries during the prime of their life. The impact of these diseases in women is profound and goes beyond their own health.
What are gender-related challenges to addressing NCD? Women and men have different levels of exposure Estimated Adult Obesity (BMI >30) Prevalence (%), 20105 and vulnerability to NCD risk factors. Women's higher rates of obesity leads to their increased vulnerability to NCD, particularly diabetes.