Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), mainly cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, are leading threats to human health and development in Nigeria. Africa’s most populous country contributes substantially to the global burden. Four modifiable risk factors are linked with these diseases, and primary prevention strategies are key to tackling them. The World Health Organization (WHO) developed the 2013-2020 Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs, which recommends multi-sectoral actions (MSA) as an overarching principle to underpin formulation and implementation of NCD policies. The document also stresses the need to integrate highly cost-effective, feasible and culturally acceptable interventions – termed ‘best buys’ – into country-level NCD prevention, control policies and plans, to accelerate results in terms of lives saved, diseases prevented, and costs averted.

English
Author
Oladepo, Oladimeji, Oluwasanu, Mojisola, Abiona, Opeyemi
Project
Multi-sectoral Action for Non-communicable Disease Prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa
Action multisectorielle en matière de prévention des maladies non transmissibles en Afrique subsaharienne
Published date
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 04:00
Access
Open Access
ID
57733
Type of reports
Keywords Raw
[NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES PREVENTION][CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES][CANCERS][CHRONIC RESPIRATORY DISEASES][DIABETES][NIGERIA][RISK FACTOR PREVENTION][MULTI-SECTORAL ACTIONS FOR PREVENTION][NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES POLICY IMPLEMENTATION]