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Global disease burden expected to increase over next 20 years as populations age

Without broader application of known interventions, diseases associated with age and income—such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers—will rise through 2040, while infectious diseases may decline.

Looking ahead, incidence of age- and lifestyle-related diseases is expected to rise while many infectious diseases could decrease significantly.
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To read the report, see “Prioritizing health: A prescription for prosperity,” July 8, 2020.