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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Cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, chronic lung disease and depression are the major non-communicable diseases reaching epidemic proportions in former Soviet bloc states and the low-income regions of the world.
With non-communicable diseases accounting for 60 percent of all deaths worldwide, U.
At present, half of all deaths in the region are attributable to non-communicable diseases and the burden on the system is growing.
Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals Critical to Tackling the Increase in Infectious and Non-communicable Diseases
The GDN reported earlier this month that a new national survey, to be completed before the end of this year, is expected to give an updated picture of the prevalence of non-communicable disease in Bahrain and the effectiveness of the government's efforts in tackling it.
said cardiovascular disease accounts for most non-communicable disease deaths, followed by cancer, respiratory disease and diabetes.
However, prevalence of non-communicable diseases shows spatial clustering, and the spread of obesity has shown "high susceptibility to social pressure and global economic drivers.
The conference discussed, for the first time and with the participation of 176 countries and number of organizations, strategy and action plan related to addressing Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).
However, clinicians and laboratory staff must remain aware of this disease, particularly because in a non-communicable disease survey carried out in 1998, almost 20% of the Mauritian population >20 years of age were found to have type 2 diabetes mellitus (14), the most common predisposing condition for melioidosis (1).
Further to the text, member states were urged to take steps for that purpose, including effective legislation, mainstreaming non-communicable disease in development schemes, and, among others, measure and track economic, social, and environmental determinants and disparities in health.
Dr Arwa Al Modhawi, senior officer of Non-communicable disease at HD, said that 70 per cent of deaths due to high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol can be prevented with proper nutrition.
He informed that alarmed by the rising incidence of the non-communicable diseases and its impact on the health care delivery, a national summit was held in India subsequent to the Global Health Ministerial Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Non-communicable Disease Control in Moscow in April 2011.
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