I was extremely impressed by the advances in medical technology during my time as a medic, especially in terms of emergency medicine. My experiences also made me acutely aware that our current healthcare system is much more reactive than it is proactive. I became a sports entrepreneur to address the world’s need for more proactive healthcare and hope that my efforts will lighten the health system’s patient load and decrease the proliferation of diseases related to physical inactivity.
Of 56.9 million global deaths in 2016, 40.5 million, or 71%, were due to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The four main NCDs are cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes and chronic lung diseases. The burden of these diseases is rising disproportionately among lower income countries and populations.
CDM vs. Noncommunicable Disease