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Medtronic Global NCD Initiative

Working to help alleviate the global social and economic burden of noncommunicable diseases
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Medtronic makes commitment to help alleviate the global burden of NCDs

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Friday, July 8, 2011 - 9:00am

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes and heart conditions, are surpassing communicable diseases as the world's primary health concern. Eighty percent of people dying from NCDs -- 36 million in 2008 -- live in low- to middle-income countries without sufficient access to care. As a leader in the treatment of chronic diseases, Medtronic is committed to leveraging its people, products and philanthropy to combat this growing global social and economic burden. For more information visit

Medtronic, Inc. (, headquartered in Minneapolis, is the global leader in medical technology – alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. The Medtronic Foundation is committed to improving the lives of people around the world living with chronic disease. Its grant making is focused in three areas: health, education and community.