India to lose over $4.58 trillion to non-communicable diseases

Friday, November 7, 2014

NEW DELHI: India stands to lose $4.58 trillion due to non-communicable diseases and mental disorders between 2012 and 2030, an amount more than double India’s annualGDP, according to a report.

Out of this, cardio vascular diseases (CVDs) will account for $2.17 trillion and mental health conditions $1.03 trillion for the majority of the economic loss, the report released by the World Economic Forum and the Harvard School of Public Health said.

“As India’s new government resets the course of the nation, this report shows that addressing this health burden must be central to the agenda,” said Arnaud Bernaert, Senior Director of Global Health and Healthcare at the World Economic Forum here.

Source: Economic Times India (link opens in a new window)

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