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Dec 8, 2018

Prevention and Control of Non Communicable Diseases 20 / 24 Post (August 2018)

Key facts

  • Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 71% of all deaths globally.
  • Each year, 15 million people die from a NCD between the ages of 30 and 69 years; over 85% of these "premature" deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Cardiovascular diseases account for most NCD deaths, or 17.9 million people annually, followed by cancers (9.0 million), respiratory diseases (3.9million), and diabetes (1.6 million).
  • These 4 groups of diseases account for over 80% of all premature NCD deaths.
  • Tobacco use, physical inactivity, the harmful use of alcohol and unhealthy diets all increase the risk of dying from a NCD.
  • Detection, screening and treatment of NCDs, as well as palliative care, are key components of the response to NCDs.


Nepal National Micro Nutrient Status Survey (NNMNSS) : Key findings Post 19 / 24 (July 2018)

Following 2016 Nepal DHS final report dissemination, Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), Government of Nepal (GoN) with support from UNICEF, USAID, European Union, CDC, New Era published another key document - Nepal National Micronutrient Status Survey (NNMSS) Report 2016

Key findings:

The Nepal National Micronutrient Status Survey (NNMSS) assessed micronutrient status among representative populations in Nepal, including specifically the status of vitamins A, iron, folic acid, iodine, zinc and the condition of anemia. To assess nutritional status andunderstand factors related to micronutrient status and anemia, the survey also collected information on anthropometry, infectious diseases (malaria, Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH), Helicobater Pylori (H. pylori), visceral leishmaniasis), blood disorders, and markers of inflammation. Additionally, the survey provided information on process and outcome indicators of priority for national supplementation and fortification interventions, and other key nutrition interventions in the country. 


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