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),
  • Cancers,
  • Chronic Respiratory Diseases (such as chronic obstructed pulmonary disease and asthma) and
  • Diabetes.

NCDs already disproportionately affect low- and middle-income countries where nearly three quarters of NCD deaths – 28 million – occur.