18 December 2012

Africa: Non-Communicable Diseases Regarded As Main Causes of Deaths in Africa

Luanda — The non-communicable disease, such as the respiratory, cardiovascular, cancer, diabetes, sickle cell anaemia, infectious illnesses, mental disturbance, violence and trauma are considered the main causes of poor health in Africa.

The information can be read on a document of the World Health Organisation (WHO) delivered to Angop this Tuesday.

The document adds that ore-dental, ophthalmology and hearing illnesses are the main factors.

According to the document, non-communicable diseases were the causes of over three million of deaths, which represents 40 per cent of obituaries in the region.

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