WHO Reveals Leading Causes of Death, Disability Worldwide
Noncommunicable diseases now make up 7 of the world's top 10 causes of death, according to WHO's 2019 Global Health Estimates. This is an increase from 4 of the 10 leading causes in 2000. The new data cover the period from 2000 to 2019 inclusive. The estimates reveal trends over the last 2 decades in mortality and morbidity caused by diseases and injuries. They clearly highlight the need for an intensified global focus on preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases, as well as tackling injuries, in all regions of the world, as set out in the agenda for the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
WHO Reveals Leading Causes of Death and Disability Worldwide - 2000-2019
WHO, 10 December 2020
Noncommunicable diseases now make up 7 of the world’s top 10 causes of death, according to WHO’s 2019 Global Health Estimates, published today. This is an increase from… Read more »
WHO Ups Access to Life-Saving Treatment for Diabetes Mellitus
WHO, 7 December 2020
On behalf of Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, the WHO Country Office in Liberia on 1st September 2020 donated a consignment of Human Insulin and Glucagen to… Read more »
Health System's Response to Disability 'Slow and Limited'
UCT, 4 December 2020
The Health Systems Trust and Inclusive Practices Africa, a research group affiliated to the University of Cape Town (UCT), released the findings of its latest research in the South… Read more »
76 Percent of Ugandans With High Blood Pressure Not Aware They've It
Observer, 2 December 2020
In 2014, the national STEPwise survey in Uganda revealed that 24.3 per cent of Ugandans had elevated blood pressure and the country's hypertension rate was at 37 per cent. Read more »
One in Five Virus Deaths in Africa is of a Diabetic
East African, 1 December 2020
About one in five or 18.3 percent of Covid-19 deaths in Africa were found to be among people with diabetes, an analysis by the World Health Organisation found. Read more »
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A diabetes test (file photo).