• NCDs are also known as chronic diseases.
• There are four main types of NCDs: cardiovascular diseases (i.e. heart attacks and stroke); cancers; chronic respiratory diseases (i.e. chronic obstructed pulmonary disease and asthma); and diabetes.

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• INCTR, CTIS, Inc., the National Cancer Institute (NCI) (USA), and several universities first developed the concept of Open Education Resources for Cancer (OERC).
• OERC creates a central access point for knowledge sharing in educational areas such as cancer control, treatment, care, and prevention to developing countries (at no cost to the user).

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• Public Health targets populations in need of assistance with access to doctors and care facilities.

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