Chronic diseases taking toll on lives says WHO.

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):—  A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO), says that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) claim around three-quarters of all lives lost each year around the globe.

World Health Statistics covering data up to 2022, reveals that NCDs are taking an immense and increasing toll on lives, livelihoods, health systems, communities, economies, and societies.

WHO says if the trend continues, by around 2050, chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, sickle cell disease, mental illness, and respiratory illnesses, will account for 86 per cent …

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