Wednesday, 23 Jun 2021
The Ministry of Health (MoH) will launch a National Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases on February 11 (Sunday).

MoH to launch National Plan for Prevention and Control of NCDs

Addressing a press gathering on Tuesday, H E Dr Ali Talib al Hinai, Undersecretary for Planning Affairs in MoH stated that Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are a genuine threat and a single of the largest improvement challenges in the 21st century.

“They represent the major cause of morbidity and mortality global wise. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), these diseases kill 38mn people annually, half of them are under the age of 70. Cardiovascular diseases are the main cause of most deaths resulting from NCDs, which causes 17.5mn deaths every year, followed by cancer (8.2mn deaths), then respiratory diseases (4mn deaths) and diabetes (1.5mn deaths),” he stated.

In Oman, roughly, 72.9 per cent of deaths are attributed to NCDs, of which 24.three per cent are due to the cardiovascular illnesses and hypertension, seven per cent due to cancer and two.two per cent due to diabetes according to statistics of 2016.

Physical inactivity, unhealthy diets, tobacco and alcohol are the primary threat aspects, as they boost the threat of death resulting from the NCDs.

A Political Declaration of the High-Level General Assembly Meeting on Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases was issued in September 2011. The declaration known as for strengthening and facilitating multi-sectoral actions for the prevention and manage of NCDs via an efficient partnership in between the country’s institutions, the private sector and the civil neighborhood organisations.

In light of this declaration, as nicely as the efficient well being method of the sultanate in controlling non-communicable illnesses, a quantity of international professionals, such as a UN team headed by Dr Oleg Chestnov, WHO assistant director common for Non-communicable Diseases and Mental Health with a membership of 13 professionals from the UN organisations visited the sultanate in April 2016.

The go to aimed at addressing the mechanism of choice-creating relating to non-communicable illnesses manage, creating regulations and action plans in this regard.

MoH, because a lengthy time, has promoted efforts to combat these illnesses in its numerous institutions. It has introduced the clinics of diabetes, hypertension and asthma in the main healthcare institutions, as nicely as supplied all the essential drugs and laboratory tests.

The ministry has also launched the early screening national programme for non-communicable illnesses for these more than 40 years in all the main healthcare institutions to facilitate early diagnosis and offer optimal remedy to avoid and minimize complications.

The multi-sectoral national strategy aims at lowering premature deaths resulting from non-communicable illnesses by 25 per cent by 2025. The strategy includes eight chapters addressing the numerous elements of prevention and manage of NCDs.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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