of the world's deaths from NCDs.
of diabetes patients are from Asia.
chronic respiratory diseases
1 in 3 American adults is currently at risk for developing kidney disease
Every day in America, 13 people die waiting for a kidney transplant.
In Japan the cost of treatment is nearly $3000 per month per person, so 10 Billion Dollars per year is spent on kidney dialysis treatment.
*Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a life-threatening lung disease that interferes with normal breathing.
Almost 90% of COPD deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.
The primary cause of COPD is tobacco smoke (through tobacco use or second-hand smoke or cooking fires).
COPD is the 5th biggest killer worldwide. Every hour COPD is estimated to kill over 250 people worldwide.
Artificial organs using membranes can replace biological organs.