Sharing is caring! 256 Views one comment HealthLocalNews Stakeholders discuss Non-Communicable Diseases by: – August 18, 2016 Share Health records show that many Dominicans suffer from some type of Non Communicable Disease.These records indicate that one in every five persons have diabetes; one in every three persons have high blood pressure; one in every four persons have high cholesterol and one in every two persons are either obese or overweight.Meanwhile, three in every ten men and six in every ten women are obese or overweight.“Nine out of ten people do not eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables.” James said. Therefore, the government of Dominica have responded to NCDs by making and treating it as a priority.Health care services have been made available to everybody and citizens are encouraged to visit the hospital to take the test at affordable prices.In 2012, taxes were placed on tobacco products, and in 2016, a tax was placed on sugary foods to reduce the sales and to deter the use.A promise to improve on the tobacco legislation has also been made, as well as a school nutrition program. Share * – / 17 Share Tweet A conference discussing Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and its effect on Dominica was held this morning, Thursday August 18, 2016 at the Princess Margaret Hospital.Coordinator of Health Promotion, Mrs. Anthelia James, spoke on the damaging effect that NCDs have on Dominica’s population.According to James, NCDs are the leading causes of premature deaths in Dominica as well as the leading causes of illness and disability.Records further show, one thousand one hundred and sixty-nine (1,169) people have died from cancer between 2005 and 2015 in Dominica, with prostate cancer being the highest cause with three hundred and thirty-two (332) fatalities.
Stakeholders discuss Non-Communicable Diseases
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