What is a Non Communicable Disease?

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An NCD is not a disease passed from person to person, but develops in your body due to different causes, some within your control and some not. NCDs develop over a long time as they progress slowly. There are four main types of NCD;

  • Cardiovascular Disease (Heart disease such as heart attacks and stroke)
  • Cancers
  • Respiratory Disease (Lung disease such as Asthma and COPD)
  • Diabetes