What Are Noncommunicable Diseases and Their Risk Factors?
According to the WHO, noncommunicable diseases are responsible for almost 70% of deaths globally. The list includes heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease. Four major risk factors are tobacco use, physical inactivity, the harmful use of alcohol and unhealthy diets.
Tanzania is among the developing countries facing the major challenge of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).
Citizen, 21 June 2018
Tanzania is among the developing countries facing the major challenge of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Read more »
Shabait, 14 June 2018
The Ministry of Health organized a workshop on non-communicable diseases from 12 to 13 June with the objective to increase the understanding of the stakeholders on the status of… Read more »
Malawi News Agency, 21 June 2018
Despite Malawi registering a success story in addressing malnutrition, the country still has a challenge of addressing overweight and obesity which are on the rise especially among… Read more »
Citizen, 18 June 2018
Eight years ago, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that by 2030, up to 52 million lives would be lost globally due to lifestyle diseases. Read more »
Citizen, 28 May 2018
One out of 100 newborns has cardiovascular diseases, a heart diseases specialist for children, Dr Naiz Majani has revealed. Read more »
WHO, 23 May 2018
A new WHO report launched today (May 16) shows that the world's poorest countries can gain US$350 billion by 2030 by scaling up investments in preventing and treating chronic… Read more »
Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are a major threat in Africa. It is estimated that there will be about 3.9 million deaths from these diseases in Africa by 2020. The burden of ... Read more »