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Nat’l NCD Confce Kicks Off

NCDs a matter of concern: Minister

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 27 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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NCDs a matter of concern: Minister

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque said the Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) have turned into a matter of concern for Bangladesh as a large number of people die every year here due to the diseases.

 “Some 65 percent deaths are caused by the NCD. In Bangladesh, 20 percent people suffer from high blood pressure, 10 percent from diabetes and 20 lakh people from cancer,” he said.

The health minister came up with the statement while addressing the first National NCD conference held at hotel Sonargaon in the capital on Wednesday.

The three-day conference will end tomorrow. NCD programme of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Bangladesh NCD Disease Forum, Bangladesh Clinical Research Platform and Bangladesh Health Reporters Forum (BHRF) jointly organising the event.

Scientists and representatives from thirty national and international institutes including icddr,b, BSMMU, BRAC, Dhaka University are participating in the programme.

Joining the conference virtually, Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, the SDG target fill up has become challenge for lower and middle income countries including Bangladesh due to the non- communicable diseases.