NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL PROGRAMME
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), also known as chronic diseases, are not passed from person to person. They are of long duration and generally slow progression.
The 4 main types of noncommunicable diseases are:-
- Cardiovascular dDiseases (like heart attacks and stroke),
- Chronic Respiratory Diseases (such as chronic obstructed pulmonary disease and asthma) and
NCDs already disproportionately affect low- and middle-income countries where nearly three quarters of NCD deaths – 28 million – occur.