Frequently asked questions on noncommunicable diseases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
AbstractNoncommunicable diseases, commonly known as chronic or lifestyle-related diseases, include heart diseases, cancers, lung diseases and diabetes. These diseases are the world’s biggest killers and a leading cause of death in the Region, responsible for as many as 1.7 million deaths every year. The main noncommunicable diseases are caused primarily by four major risk factors: tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol, and so many deaths could be prevented through simple lifestyle-related changes and the implementation of cost-effective interventions by governments. This booklet, intended for policy-makers, answers some frequently asked questions on noncommunicable diseases and the measures and interventions needed to prevent and control them
World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. (2016). Frequently asked questions on noncommunicable diseases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/255006
Gov't Doc #WHO-EM/NCD/129/E
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