WHO report also projects that NCD deaths can increase to 52 million by 2030. Most of these are lifestyle diseases
GN Bureau | January 20, 2015
Cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer and respiratory diseases and other non-communicable diseases (diseases which are not infectious) caused by these and other factors lead to more deaths than other causes of death in the world.
In its report on non communicable diseases (NCD), the World Health Organisation (WHO) mentioned that in the south-east Asia region, nearly 8.5 million deaths occurred due to non-communicable diseases in 2012. NCD deaths have increased the most in the region from 6.7 million in 2000.
In India, 62.2 per cent males and 52.2 per cent females die due to non-communicable diseases, as per the report.
View full report here apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/148114/1/9789241564854_eng.pdf
While the annual number of deaths due to infectious disease is projected to decline, the total annual number of NCD deaths is projected to increase to 52 million by 2030.
Nearly 38 million of the world’s 56 million deaths in 2012 were due to NCD. This accounts for 68 per cent of the total deaths in the world. Most of the countries suffering because of this are low and middle-income countries.
The major reason for high level of pollution in river Yamuna is inadequate flow due to over extraction of surface and ground water and discharge of untreated effluent, union minister Vijay Goel informed the Lok Sabha on Monday. He said the water resources ministry is supplementing the effor
Centrally sponsored schemes will now onwards run for a fixed period of time, thanks to a sunset date. An outcome review will also be carried out. In public policy, a sunset clause means that it shall cease to have effect after a specific date, unless further legislative/a
For the past 25 years, India has been rising in stature. It is continually called an upcoming superpower but has been unable to reach the promised status. India’s importance in the world is more due to its immense population and potential as a market than any objective assessment of development. Indi
Would keeping an army tank at JNU instil nationalism?
Everyone in Yogi Adityanath`s office declares that Yogi’s political career is founded on the work carried out from there, first when he was mahant of the influential temple, and then as an MP. Vijendra Singh, who works at the office, says “It’s because of these letters that Yogiji has n
Banks have advanced a staggering Rs 29,46,060 crore to the industrial sector, of which Rs 6.93 lakh crore are non-performing assets (NPAs). Finance minister Arun Jaitley informed