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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ISLAMABAD -- The government has started an initiative to promote physical activities such as cycling to avoid non-communicable diseases in the public, Federal Minister for National Health Services (NHS) Aamer Mehmood Kiani said on Sunday.
'Lifestyle plays a critical role in the development of non-communicable diseases,' she said.
Non-communicable diseases contribute to 87.5% of deaths in Turkey (6).
According to the World Health Organisation, more than 38 million people die annually from non-communicable diseases like cardiovascular ailments, cancers, chronic respiratory disorders and diabetes.
Non-communicable diseases are non-transmissible and generally chronic disease and of longer duration.
The committee members also discussed several topics, including conducting a survey regarding the cost of non-communicable diseases in cooperation with the World Health Organisation (WHO), launching the Youth Strategy on the sidelines of the Youth Summit, cancer awareness campaign "We care", "Initiative" and Smile" activities, hygiene and safety in school cafeterias as well as marking the World Diabetes Day on November 14.
According to the latest figures available for Bahrain, 40.6pc of the population have high cholesterol, 38.2pc have high blood pressure, 36.3pc are obese and 14.3pc are diabetic, while 57.1pc are not physically active and 19.9pc of people smoke - all of which increase the risk of contracting a non-communicable disease.
Stephano said the Medical Tourism Association[R] will work with OAS to develop solutions by increasing access to education and promoting health literacy in children, teens and parents through regional workshops and continuing medical education on non-communicable disease around the world, particularly in the Caribbean.
A UN resolution was passed on 13th May 2010 which dealt with the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases which called for a mandate for the member countries to discuss NCD in the plenary meeting scheduled in September 2011.
In Remark, Madam Florence Kiatomba, from the Non-Communicable Disease and Infectious Division of the Ministry thanks the Palliative Health Care Association based in Uganda for their farsightedness in coming to train heath workers in Liberia.
Even after early diagnosis, prevention and cure the global burden of this non-communicable disease seems to be growing day by day.
For her part, the Minister of Health, Faeqa bin Saeed Al Saleh said this award comes as a result of the sincere efforts of the non-communicable disease control team in the Ministry of Health and the relevant authorities in the Kingdom of Bahrain, to be the first Gulf country to win a United Nations team work award, access to the "unique cherry wood painting" as well as a certificate of appreciation during this high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.
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