A growing number of employers worldwide are starting to invest in the health and wellbeing of their employees. However, these strategies are also being developed against a growing global threat of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) brought on by famine, poverty, war, population / economic growth etc, which are affecting the future sustainability of organisations and the communities they serve. This article, which is written jointly by Aon and The Wellbeing Leader, is intended to contribute thought leadership to tackling NCDs and debate how multinationals are responding through creating wellbeing ecosystems that can be extended across different continents and countries.
An NCD is a medical condition or disease that is not caused by infectious agents (non-infectious or non-transmissible). NCDs can refer to chronic diseases which last for long periods of time and progress slowly. NCDs are the leading cause of death globally. Cardiovascular is the greatest NCD burden followed by mental health.
Therefore, a human-centric ecosystem can be propagated to some extent by multinational employers provided that it is fully accessible, inclusive, fair and non-discriminatory. It also requires a collaborative approach with the communities that multinationals serve, governments and the healthcare industry. The article explores this further in terms of the key challenges and steps to be taken in creating a wellbeing ecosystem across territories, how to measure its effectiveness and how to future-proof it against future megatrends. https://lnkd.in/eDCbH3z