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Title: Epidemiological transition of some diseases in Oman: a situational analysis
Authors: Ganguly, S.S.
Al Shafaee, M.A.
Al Lawati, Jawad A.
Dutta, P.K.
Duttagupta, K.K.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: During the past 35 years Oman has undergone a rapid socioeconomic and epidemiological transition leading to a steep reduction in child and adult mortality and morbidity due to the decline of various communicable diseases, including vaccine-preventable diseases. Good governance and planning, together with leadership and commitment by the government, has been a critical factor in this reduction. However, with increasing prosperity, lifestyle-related noncommunicable diseases have emerged as new health challenges to the country, with cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and obesity in the lead among other chronic conditions. Appropriate prevention strategies for reducing the burden of noncommunicable diseases are discussed
Description: 209-218
Keywords: Communicable Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Diabetes Mellitus
Obesity
Life Style
Incidence
Immunization Programs
Malaria
Tuberculosis
Neoplasms
Subject: Communicable Diseases
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117627
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1501/15_1_2009_0209_0218.pdf
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