• The abbreviation “NCD”

    stands for “non-communicable disease”.

  • In short

    Today, people die primarily due to causes linked to their lifestyle.

  • Communicable diseases

    Plague, cholera, tuberculosis or even the flu. In the past, people mostly died from communicable diseases.

  • Non-communicable diseases

    Today, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and chronic respiratory diseases are the cause of two thirds of all deaths in Switzerland.