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Background

Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) or chronic diseases are a group of conditions that are not passed from person to person and are mainly of a long duration and progress slowly. NCDs include cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers, chronic lower respiratory diseases, sickle cell disease, mental illness and injuries. They are mainly a result of a combination of genetic, environmental, behavioural and metabolic risk factors, such as, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, harmful use of alcohol, air pollution, stress and overweight/obesity. The way people live, work and play are contributing to this public health problem. Read More

areas of work

To prevent and control NCDs, CARPHA carries out its mandate through the following areas of work:

 
NCD surveillance
NCD surveillance
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Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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Nutrition
Nutrition
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Injuries Prevention
Injuries Prevention
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Mental Health and Substance Use
Mental Health and Substance Use
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>Integrated Disease Management
Integrated Disease Management
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Research
Research
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Training and Capacity Building
Training and Capacity Building
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Policies and Plans
Policies and Plans
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