Tag Archives: NCDs

World Heart Day 2018

It’s #WorldHeartDay , an opportunity to reflect about our health and to make a promise to live a more heart-healthy life.

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are disorders of heart and blood vessels. They include: coronary heart diseases, cerebrovascular disease, rheumatic heart disease, heart disease and other conditions.

CVDs are the number 1 cause of death globally.

CVDs kill 17.9 million people every year, 31% of global deaths.

85% of all CVD deaths are due to heart attack and strokes.

Many CVD deaths can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle.

Controlling key risk factors such as diet, physical activity, tobacco use and blood pressure may reduce an individual’s risk of CVD.

This #WorldHeartDay , take a pledge for a healthy heart and a healthy life.

 

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NCDs and Physical Activity

It’s United Nations Generally Assembly (UNGA) week. So many events are taking place in NYC to discuss what governments, civil society, organizations can do to efficiently beat Noncommunicable Diseases.

Here some info about one leading factor for NCDs and deaths worldwide, physical inactivity.

Let’s Be Active. Let’s Beat NCDs.

 

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Let’s beat NCDs

On 27 September 2018, the United Nations General Assembly will hold a High-level meeting to review national and global progress achieved on the control and prevention of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

It’s important to raise awareness of the impact of NCDs since they are a major cause of mortality worldwide. We need to urge governments to increase their commitment to improve the lives of people affected by noncommunicable diseases and to make prevention and control of NCDs a priority.

During the next two weeks I will be posting some news and facts about NCDs, what they are, how they can be prevented and addressed.

Together let’s beat NCDs!

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For further information, please visit:

http://www.who.int/

https://ncdalliance.org/