Non communicable diseases
Non communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death and disability in most countries. They kill more people than all the other causes combined, including infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and childhood illnesses. NCDs include cardiovascular disease (CVD), chronic respiratory disease (CRD), cancer, diabetes mellitus and others.
WHO about: Non communicable diseases
In summary: The World Health Organization says that non communicable diseases are the leading cause of death in most countries. Non-communicable diseases consist of cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, cancer, diabetes mellitus and other serious ailments. These types of diseases kill more people than all the other causes combined – including infectious such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and childhood illnesses.
Some sources on the internet have conflicting information about non communicable diseases. If you hear something that doesn’t sound quite right, don’t forget to do your research.
the event of a conflict, think about what makes sense or sounds more logical.
In some cases, different sources may have information that is slanted toward one end of the political, religious or social spectrum. Not all sources are equally credible.