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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Ryan, Ph.D., from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, and colleagues used primary care data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink to compare the incidence of noncommunicable diseases between adults with and without CP.
Country Clock Kenya Limited proprietor Paul Mutemi called on the Kitui county government to carry out public awareness to curb the noncommunicable diseases mostly affecting persons aged over 40 years.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday signed a message of goodwill to convene the Annual Meeting of National Directors and Program Managers of Noncommunicable Diseases and the Second Global Partners Forum on Noncommunicable Diseases Prevention and Control.
The Regional Director noted that political will is needed to tackle the emerging burden of noncommunicable diseases, which are expected to account for an additional 28 million deaths in Africa in the coming decade.
Evidence suggests a high load can put people at "significant risk of developing serious noncommunicable diseases and poor health later in life" such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Summary: At the World Health Assembly in May, we made the case for why governments and United Nations agencies need to spend more on measures to prevent noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), injury and violence against children.
BUS drivers, conductors and employees of one of the biggest transport company in the country received first-hand information on the four types of noncommunicable diseases (NCD), including cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, chronic respiratory disease, and diabetes from nutritionists and health promotion officers of DOH-Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) through a two-day seminar held at the Victory Liner Incorp.
The researchers said: "While eliminating excess weight is a highly hypothetical scenario, it shows the great impact obesity has on premature noncommunicable diseases deaths and what can be gained even by keeping obesity at today's rates until 2030."
The second stage of the programme includes a comprehensive health campaign for employees and staff to detect early risk factors for chronic noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol and obesity.
For example, WHO noted that 9 out of 10 people breathe polluted air every day, while noncommunicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease are responsible for more than 70 percent of worldwide deaths.
It was noted that the main focus for cooperation would be the prevention of noncommunicable diseases, as well as the improvement of hospital management and medical equipment, the statement says.