MOH Announces NCDs National Survey Results
MOH Announces NCDs National Survey Results5/12/2018
The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced today (Wednesday) the results of the Oman National Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and their Risk Factors Survey at Al-Shafaq Club.
H.E. Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Saidi, Minister of Health patronized the announcing ceremony with the presence of H.E. Dr. Akjemal Magtymova, Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) to the Sultanate along with a number of MOH senior officials.
The Ministry of Health, represented by the Studies & Researches Center of the Directorate General of Planning and Studies carried out the national health survey during 2017 across all the sultanate's Governorates.
The NCDs Oman National Survey is the largest nationally survey to collect comprehensive information on risk factors for NCDs, in the Sultanate of Oman. It provides essential information on key NCD indicators by age groups, sex and Governorates.
The Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) are the most death causes worldwide including the cardiovascular diseases (heart attacks and stroke), cancers, chronic respiratory diseases (such as chronic obstructed pulmonary disease and asthma), as well as diabetes. Cardiovascular diseases account for most NCD deaths (17.9 million people annually), followed by cancers (9.0 million), respiratory diseases (3.9 million) and diabetes (1.6 million). These four groups of diseases account for over 80% of all premature NCD deaths.