Diabetes Partnership

 

The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is a complex and growing public health threat. Commonly mistaken for diseases that afflict affluent countries, NCDs—which include diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and chronic respiratory diseases—disproportionally affect people living in poverty. In fact, a staggering 80 percent of global deaths related to NCDs occur in low-and middle-income countries.

This impact is exacerbated by the fact that healthcare systems in low- and middle-income countries have generally been oriented toward infectious diseases. This means that many people with NCDs are diagnosed late or not at all, which increases risk of complications and further drains already scarce resources.

In response to these growing NCD challenges, we launched the Lilly NCD Partnership in 2011, with a focus on diabetes, one of our core areas of expertise. Our goal is to be part of the solution by exploring novel approaches to care in a variety of impoverished communities to find new and better ways to improve health outcomes and lower costs.

The Lilly NCD Partnership operates in four countries: Brazil, India, Mexico and South Africa. Through our novel Research, Report and Advocate framework, we are not only helping people today in these countries, we are exploring new approaches that will help inform local, national and global efforts to reduce the burden of diabetes tomorrow for even more people.

You can learn more about our diabetes efforts here. For more information on our global health programs, visit www.lillyglobalhealth.com.

"Non-communicable diseases are afflicting nations, communities and families around the world, with the most vulnerable bearing most of the burden."- John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D. Lilly chairman, president & CEO

 
  • Key Facts on Diabetes
  • The Lilly NCD Partnership




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