A new study recommends that cost-effective interventions are needed in low- and middle-income countries to reduce death burden caused by non-communicable diseases. Each year 15 million people die from NCDs between the ages of 30 and 69 years and 85% of these "premature" deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.
Tackle Africa's Chronic Diseases With Effective Actions
SciDev.Net, 4 September 2018
Cost-effective interventions are needed in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to reduce death burden caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs), a study recommends. Read more »
Most African countries are putting measures in place to prevent deaths from noncommunicable diseases like cancer. Tanzania is injecting funding to ... see more »
National Prevention Campaign Against Non-Communicable Diseases Launched At Goodlands
Government of Mauritius, 7 September 2018
The national prevention campaign against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, was launched yesterday at Goodlands in the… Read more »
Namibia Addresses Non-Communicable Diseases
WHO, 31 August 2018
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia, Dr Saara Kuungongelwa-Amadhila, launched the National Strategy on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases recently in… Read more »
Stopping Cervical Cancer and Other Noncommunicable Diseases in Africa
WHO, 29 August 2018
As she felt the cold sting of the needle enter her arm, Alice winced in fear more than pain- understandable as she is only 10. However, a moment of pain could save her from the… Read more »
Go Digital in Fight Against NCDs
Citizen, 2 July 2018
For Tanzania to register significant success in curbing Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs), the country must now leverage the growing digital technology. Read more »
Tackling NCDs Is One of Govt Priorities - Minister
Citizen, 1 July 2018
The government has said tackling non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is one among its agenda, for it to attain its dream of becoming a middle income country through an industrialised… Read more »
The WHO regional director for Africa, Rebecca Moeti has urged African leaders to prioritise the medical interventions in their respective countries, to reduce the burden of ... Read more »
Government Launches Ncdi
Malawi News Agency, 24 August 2018
Government, through the Ministry of Health and Population on Thursday launched Non-communicable Diseases and Injuries (NCDI) and Poverty report in Lilongwe. Read more »
The new strategy launched with support from the WHO is part of national efforts to increase investment in addressing modifiable risk factors related to NCDs as well as to increase ... Read more »
Most African countries are putting measures in place to prevent deaths from noncommunicable diseases like cancer. Tanzania is injecting funding to institutions like Ocean Road ... Read more »
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