CBC Health Services Addresses Rising Incidence of NCDs in Cameroon

Knowing your Numbers Ensures that one is within Recomended Range.

By Peter Tah & Olives Akem Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) have now become a great public health concern globally. The World Health Organization (WHO) says NCDs mainly cancers, cardiovascular diseases (such as heart attacks and stroke), chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes kill 40 million people each year and accounts for a whopping 70% of all global deaths. NCDs are generally thought to be major public health problems only in developed countries. However, the reality is different. NCDs disproportionately affect people in low- and middle-income countries where more than three quarters…

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