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:   What Does It Mean When We Speak of NCDs

    Citizen, 21 June 2018

    In 2010, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released a report titled, 'Global status report on non-communicable diseases: Description of the global burden of NCDs, their risk… Read more »

Tanzania is among the developing countries facing the major challenge of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

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