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HEALTH

Have you played your role in managing Non-Communicable Diseases?

Cardiovascular diseases, hypertension and diabetes are the top killers

In Summary
  • Younger people between the ages of 30 to 69 are now being diagnosed with and even dying from non-communicable diseases.
  • Data from ministry of health show that NCDs accounted for 31 percent of deaths in Kenya
  • Health systems are still largely oriented to address communicable diseases

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death worldwide, killing 41 million people every year; this is equivalent to 71 percent of all deaths globally.Dr. Allan ...