NCDs Remain A Threat To Botswana

The rising burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the country poses a threat to the achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals of 2016 to 2030 and Vision 2036, heightening concerns within local government.

According to the Botswana Multi-Sectoral Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases 2018-2023 report, the prevention and control of NCDs has been prioritised.

It has been included in high-level national strategy documents such as the 11th National Development Plan (2017-2023), the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoH&W) strategy 2017-2023 and the National Essential Health Services package.

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