Uncovering solutions to multiple chronic conditions.
Through ongoing conversations with leading healthcare providers and patients, we identified an emerging global health challenge: multiple chronic conditions (MCCs), which are characterized by the presence of two or more chronic conditions. These chronic conditions are mostly non-communicable, such as cardiovascular diseases, but they do include some communicable diseases, such as tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus.
The growing burden of managing MCCs magnifies the complexity of treatment, exponentially increases healthcare costs and, most importantly, affects individuals, caregivers, communities, and health systems1.
Through multisectoral partnerships, we are committed to helping address MCCs by supporting the design and implementation of evidence-based care programs targeting concrete outcomes. Working together, we have the potential to improve quality of life for people with MCCs and their caregivers, while also decreasing health costs to individuals and society.
1. Source: The global burden of multiple chronic conditions: A narrative review, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211335518302468?via%3Dihub