Non-communicable diseases

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs),unlike communicable diseases, are diseases which by nature cannot be transmitted from one individual to another.

These conditions tend to be chronic, asymptomatic in early stages and multifactorial in causation involving an interplay of genetic, physiological, environmental and behavioural factors.

The main types of NCD are cardiovascular diseases as recognized by WHO include: cardiovascular diseases (e.g high blood, high cholesterol), diabetes (sukiri), cancer, and chronic lung diseases. NCDs account for41 million (i.e 74%) of global deaths annually. Of these, a greater proportion (>75%) of deaths occurs in low-and middle-income countries highly attributed to poor screening uptake and unhealthy lifestyles. Early detection and treatment of NCDs is key to more favourable clinical outcomes..

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Our queen: Bring home the crown

Well-wishers gathered at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport to bid our queen farewell and wish her success as she joins other beauties from around the globe for the coveted crown. Competing in such events is nerve-wracking, and one needs to be fully prepared to stand a chance of making it as a finalist.It is not just about physical fitness; mental state matters too. Unfortunately, sometimes our queens end up facing such fierce...

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