'The main NCDs
are cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity and cancer when you have more population in the elderly age group,' he said at a press conference after launching the 1st Cambridge-Royal Papworth-Sunway Heart and Lung Symposium, here, today.
Ahmed Al Busaidi, Member of the National Committee for Prevention and Control of NCDs
, believed better health insurance would improve the NCD
situation for expats as well.
annually kill 41 million individuals which is equal to 71% of all the deaths.
The principles underlying UHC apply equally to protecting people against TB, NCDs
and promoting mental health.
Tabare Vazquez, called on world leaders to "redouble efforts" to meet the Sustainable Development Goals target to reduce premature death from NCDs
by one-third by 2030 and to promote mental health and wellbeing: "Preserving and improving people's quality of life is a way of enhancing human dignity in order to make progress in terms of economic growth, social justice and human coexistence," said Dr Vazquez, who presented the report to WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Geneva today.
According to the Commission, nations are not on track to meet the Sustainable Development Goal for NCDs
: to reduce premature deaths from NCDs
(cardiovascular diseases, cancers, respiratory diseases, and diabetes) by one-third by 2030, reduce premature mortality from NCDs
, and promote mental health.
According to Global Burden of Diseases, NCDs
, including cancer, heart disease, chronic lung disease and diabetes, pose huge health and economic burden in India and account for 6.4 million deaths every year.
While an estimated 106,000 people die yearly from these chronic diseases in Kenya, the epidemic of NCDs
and mental disorders are likely to escalate.HEALTH SYSTEMSIn response to the threat posed to both people and health systems, the World Health Organisations Independent High-Level Commission on NCDs
has published its report outlining how to boost political leadership, increase financing and ensure accountability for progress in beating NCDs
Emer Rojas, president of the New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) ,said it is worrisome that the threat of NCDs
, including those brought about by tobacco use, has remained despite the recent introduction of tobacco control initiatives.
This was the warning of specialists from the United Nations Interagency Task Force on Prevention and Control of NCDs
and the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Secretariat who came for a week-long mission in the Philippines.
DOH said that NCDs
are divided into four categories: cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers, and chronic respiratory diseases.
According to WHO, NCDs
were estimated to kill approximately 40 million people each year globally,