Rise in non-communicable diseases worries authorities

Assistant director of clinical services responsible for Non- Communicable Diseases (NCD) in the Ministry of Health and Population  Hastings Chiumia says NCDs will soon surpass communicable diseases if people do not follow preventive measures.

The non-communicable diseases (NCDs) continues to rise

Chiumia made the remarks Friday during orientation of district executive  ommittee members in Chiradzulu on World Diabetes Foundation Project which the ministry, in collaboration with Partners in Health, will implement in the district.

He attributed the increase to smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and not lack of physical exercises among other contributing factors.

“Most partners are interested in communicable diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and HIV and Aids, leaving out diabetes, hypertension and asthma,” Chiumia said.

Chiumia said  people should stop associating the NCDs with rich people saying anybody can suffer from the diseases.

He said the project is aimed at sensitizing people how to prevent NCDs and will run in 13 districts of the southern region.

Chiradzulu has been allocated K2.9 million and the project will be implemented at the district and Nguludi (St. Joseph) hospitals.

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Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

VISION 2020!!!!!HEALTH FOR ALL????? The top, the heads burried ot alive when it was launched thats why its coming back haunting us. we wudnt be in this mess if we had adhered to the theme. look now. Goodal Gondwe how you and your top officials ku finance and the PS team then. there was kutenga kulandila kupatsana zosasainilana kumati azabweza. how? when no document!!! remember you gondwe how this guy in German was called back without any explanation, just because he revealed your crooked idea to swindle ,embezzle,steal the donated money!!! yeaaa the few only benefitted to the AID MONEY.… Read more »

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Sugar consumption is a major problem. Avoid foods with added sugars.

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cancer-too many artificial food stuff. no commecial food is tasty these days. the mere fanta,bread is total rubish meat cleanined with chlorine. the amount used, nobody knows every growing crop, veggies sprayed with pest,insecticides, the amount used, nobody knows Diabetes- just look at how fat bellies and bums are here in malawi and we think that is being healthy! shame ,we are going backwards. the amount of meals and how the are cooked ,we eat sausages,fried eggs, deep fried chips and French toast for breafast. deep fried chicken, beans in fried timaoes and onion, spinach which is fried, rice with… Read more »