Statistics & Facts from

World Health Organization


  • The number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014.

  • Diabetes kills 1.5 million people every year worldwide, this number is expected to double by 2030.

  • In 2014, 8.5% of adults aged 18 years and older had diabetes. In 2015, diabetes was the direct cause of 1.6 million deaths and in 2012 high blood glucose was the cause of another 2.2 million deaths.



  • Stroke are the second leading cause of death and the third leading cause of disability, accounting for 11.13% of total deaths worldwide.

  • Direct and indirect costs of cardiovascular diseases and stroke total more than $320.1 billion. That includes health expenditures and lost productivity.

  • About 795,000 people have a stroke every year.


Cardiovascular Disease

  • CVDs are the number 1 cause of death globally: more people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause.

  • An estimated 17.7 million people died from CVDs in 2015, representing 31% of all global deaths. Of these deaths, an estimated 7.4 million were due to coronary heart disease and 6.7 million were due to stroke.

  • Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined.



  • Worldwide, osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures annually, resulting in an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds.

  • The great majority of individuals at high risk (possibly 80%), who have already had at least one osteoporotic fracture, are neither identified nor treated

  • There are extremely limited numbers of DXA machines available in this region (Middle East and Africa).  In Morocco, there are only 0.6 DXA machines per 1 million people.


Parkinson’s disease

  • Incidence of Parkinson’s increases with age, but an estimated four percent of people with PD are diagnosed before the age of 50

  • Medication costs for an individual person with PD average $2,500 a year, and therapeutic surgery can cost up to $100,000 dollars per patient.



WHO's Response


Aims to stimulate and support the adoption of effective measures for the surveillance, prevention and control of diabetes and its complications.


Reducing the incidence of hypertension by implementing population-wide policies to reduce behavioral risk factors.

Cerebral Stroke

The World Stroke Organization and the World Federation of Neurology, to increase awareness of stroke, generate better surveillance data and guide better prevention and management.


WHO sees the need for a global strategy for prevention and control of osteoporosis focusing on three major functions: prevention, management and surveillance.

Parkinson’s disease

WHO launched a number of global public health projects, including the Global Initiative on Neurology and Public Health whose purpose is to increase professional and public awareness of the frequency, severity and costs of neurological disorders and to emphasize the need to provide neurological care at all levels including primary health care.

Our Response

According to WHO, the best we can do on our own is

Eat healthy & be physically active

We aren’t able to control of what you eat, but we can help you to be active. We provide Passive exercise – whole body harmonic vibration as a solution

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