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Non-communicable Diseases/ NCDs kill 14 million people each year equalling 71% of all deaths worldwide. They are the leasing cause of death globally. An NCD is a medical condition or disease that isn’t caused by an infectious or transmissible agent. They are usually caused as a direct result of lifestyle or environmental factors. Most common NCDs include diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and mental illnesses.
Non-communicable Diseases are largely preventable by the reduction of a few of the largest factors. Tobacco, alcohol, lack of exercise and unhealthy diet. Tobacco has a massive impact on deaths. It is estimated that by 2020 tobacco will on average be causing 7.5 million deaths a year equalling 10 percent.
In 2012, all United Nation countries committed to achieving a 25% reduction in premature mortality from NCDs by 2025.
Look below for articles about NCBs across countries, how to tackle and prevent them and much more.

chronic inflammatory lung diseases

Asthma: Understanding chronic inflammatory lung diseases

Michael Roth, Research group leader at the University & University Hospital Basel explores the current state of chronic inflammatory lung diseases, from the molecular biology perspective
diet and health

Diet and health: A complex relationship

Senior Scientist at the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF), Dr Lucy Chambers, offers food for thought, by detailing the complex relationship between diet and health
Health Promotion

Reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases in Finland

Minister of Social Affairs and Health in Finland, Pirkko Mattila explains how she aims to reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases in Finland Finland has a long successful history of health promotion and prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCD’s). Activities to influence the NCD’s were started in the early 70’s when...
digitalisation

Three million EU nurses leading digitalisation

Dr. Paul De Raeve, Secretary General of the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN) explains why the deployment of eHealth services in nursing and social care are key drivers for modern societies today The deployment of eHealth services in nursing and social care are key drivers for modern societies. However,...

The burden of non-communicable diseases

The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health shares the strategies in place for non-communicable diseases and the importance evidence-based prevention policy

Recognising dementia as a public health priority

The World Health Organization, says recognising dementia as a public health priority is key to addressing the condition globally

Importance of sickle cell genetic screening in Ireland

Lora Ruth Wogu, CEO and Founder of Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Ireland, outlines what sickle cell disease and thalassaemia are and why screening in Ireland is fundamental… Sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia disease are 2 of the major genetic blood disorders that affect the red blood cells. Sickle cell disease...

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