non-communicable disease

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non-communicable disease

A non-infectious disease, which is of interest from a public health and public policy perspective.

Major non-communicable diseases
Cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes, cancer.
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The Department of Health and Family Welfare is implementing various National programmes on All India basis in relation to a number of diseases including Communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, dengue, chickengunya, lymphatic filariasis, Japanese Encephalitis, leishmaniasis, leprosy, HIV-AIDS and non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, cardio vascular diseases, stroke, deafness, blindness, mental illness, etc.
Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Founder and Royal Patron of the Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP) and International Ambassador for the World Cancer Declaration of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and International Ambassador for Childhood Cancer for UICC, launched yesterday (Sunday) "Sharjah Declaration" on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), that have been approved by more than 230 health specialist and experts participating in the first global NCDs Alliance Forum.
Talking to various delegations, she said healthcare programmes should be continued to save the children from epidemic, communicable and non-communicable diseases, said a statement here.
Sharjah: The first global forum on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will be held in Sharjah from November 13-15.
Sharjah will host the first global forum on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on November 13-15 under the patronage of Shaikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Founder and Royal Patron of the Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP) and International Ambassador for the World Cancer Declaration of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and International Ambassador for Childhood Cancer for UICC.
Al-Falih added that the GCC partners also maintain close cooperation in the combat against non-communicable diseases such as heart diseases, hypertension, cancer and diabetes which have higher prevalence rates in modern societies.
Non-communicable diseases are the leading cause of death in Bahrain, with cardiovascular disease in particular being the biggest killer - responsible for 34 per cent of deaths in 2013.
Discussions will focus on key health issues such as non-communicable diseases, vaccinations, polio, Malaria, fake medicines, nutrition and epilepsy.
I fully concur with this observation and wish to go a step further and assert that kidney disease, together with other related non-communicable diseases (NCDs), poses not only a threat to health but also to the overall development of South Africa (SA).
James Macharia, Kenya's cabinet secretary for health, said in a statement that the modernisation, which includes advanced screening and diagnostic equipment, would help to manage a growing burden of non-communicable diseases in the country.
There is growing awareness and concern about the large and escalating burden of chronic, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) not just from the public health perspective but also from the economic one.
The conference themed ''Tobacco and Non-communicable Diseases'', will deal with tobacco use in all its forms which is greatest risk factor contributing to the occurrence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cancer, cardiovascular problems, lung disease and diabetes.
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