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A scan of health challenges around the globe readily brings to mind a range of infectious illnesses, from HIV to influenza. Yet chronic non-contagious conditions--heart disease, asthma, diabetes, cancer--are more prevalent, and their rates soaring, across the developed and developing worlds.
- Non-communicable disease
- Global Public Health, Noncommunicable Diseases, and Ethics
- Controlling Noncommunicable Diseases in Transitional Economies
Non-communicable chronic diseases NCDs have rapidly become the largest health problem facing the world. Prevention and control of NCDs is an urgent global and national public health priority. We also explore innovative ways to promote health through multiple behavioral changes, use of information and communication technology, improvement of healthcare quality, health systems research, and others.
A non-communicable disease NCD is a disease that is not transmissible directly from one person to another. NCDs include Parkinson's disease , autoimmune diseases , strokes , most heart diseases , most cancers , diabetes , chronic kidney disease , osteoarthritis , osteoporosis , Alzheimer's disease , cataracts , and others. NCDs may be chronic or acute. Most are non- infectious , although there are some non-communicable infectious diseases, such as parasitic diseases in which the parasite's life cycle does not include direct host-to-host transmission. NCDs are the leading cause of death globally. Every year, at least 5 million people die because of tobacco use and about 2.
A noncommunicable disease is a noninfectious health condition that cannot be spread from person to person. It also lasts for a long period of time. This is also known as a chronic disease. A combination of genetic, physiological, lifestyle, and environmental factors can cause these diseases. Some risk factors include:. Noncommunicable diseases kill around 40 million people each year. This is about 70 percent of all deaths worldwide.
Global Public Health, Noncommunicable Diseases, and Ethics
Progress on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases : report of the Secretary-General. Add to List. Title Progress on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases : report of the Secretary-General. Authors UN. View Download.
Controlling Noncommunicable Diseases in Transitional Economies
Rapid urbanization and industrialization drives the rising burden of Non-Communicable Diseases NCDs worldwide that are characterized by uptake of unhealthy lifestyle such as tobacco and alcohol use, physical inactivity and unhealthy diet. In India, the prevalence of various NCDs and its risk factors shows wide variations across geographic regions necessitating region-specific evidence for population-based prevention and control of NCDs. To estimate the prevalence of behavioral and biological risk factors of NCDs among adult population 18—69 years in the Puducherry district located in Southern part of India.
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A noncommunicable disease is a noninfectious health condition that cannot be spread from person to person. It also lasts for a long period of time. This is also known as a chronic disease. A combination of genetic, physiological, lifestyle, and environmental factors can cause these diseases. Some risk factors include:.