Non Communicable Diseases (NCD’s)

Posted on December 30, 2011

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Non-communicable diseases, called NCD’s have become a 21st century health challenge. Whereas diseases such as HIV, malaria,tuberculosis and the H1N1 virus have been given global attention, they have gone un-noticed.

The World Health Organization (WHO)and the United Nation Secretary General called for urgent action to solve the catastrophe.

Watch this video.
United nations Highlights threat of Non-communicable diseases.

The major NCD’s take 67% of the global deaths, they are:
-Cancer
-Diabetes
-Cardiovascular disease
-COPD

This blog is about educating consumers to reduce health risk factors that cause these diseases. By taking action to reduce one or more of these risk factors you are playing a role in solving this catastrophe.

The risk factors are: smoking, physical inactivity, unhealthy eating,obesity and air pollution.

Making a New Year resolution to reduce or eliminate one of them is a way to prevent illness and premature deaths due to NCD’s.

To take an active role through this blog start with our tutorial on Health Risk Factors, the program is self-directed.

You may also join the program through Facebook by becoming a Fan.
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