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The National Strategy for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases

dc.contributor.authorMinistry of Health - Republic of Iraq
dc.coverage.spatialIraq
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-11T20:08:40Z
dc.date.available2016-10-11T20:08:40Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/8846
dc.descriptionNon-communicable diseases represent a major public health problem. Those diseases, mainly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers and chronic respiratory diseases contribute to the majority of causes of death and constitute a major burden for socio-economic development especially in developing countries like Iraq. Non-communicable diseases are chronic in nature and may not cure, however, existing evidence indicates that these disease are largely preventable by means of effective intervention that tackle their shared contributory risk factors and the underlying social determinants. In addition, early detection and proper management of such diseases can reduce morbidity and premature death and may improve the quality of life. The global response through the last decade was represented by endorsement of the Global Strategy for Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases in addition to a number of mandates as the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (2003) and the Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health (2004). In 2008 the Strategic Action Plan for the Global Strategy for Prevention and Control of NoncommunicableDiseases was endorsed. Finally, the Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases was adopted in 2011. Current Situation In Iraq Iraq, like many developing countries is undergoing a transitional epidemiological period with increasing burden of Non communicable diseases and their contributory risk factors. The Ministry of Health statistics indicate that the four major chronic non-communicable diseases cardiovascular diseases, diabetes,cancers and chronic respiratory diseases contribute to around 50% of total mortality. Around 30% of these deaths occur before the age of 60.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherMinistry of Health - Republic of Iraq
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental change;disease;effect on health;environmental health;environmental health hazard;environmental health protection;health protection;health-environment relationship;human disease;pollutant exposure;environmental pollution
dc.subject.classificationClimate Change
dc.titleThe National Strategy for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases
dc.typeReports and Books
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wd.identifier.uneplive1
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 13 - Climate Action
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 14 - Life Below Water
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 15 - Life on Land
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
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