Cabo Verde is in the transition phase from infectious diseases to chronic noncommunicable diseases – INSP

Praia, Jul 18 (Inforpress) – Cabo Verde is in the transition phase from infectious diseases to chronic noncommunicable diseases that reaches about 35% of Cabo Verdeans and is the first cause of death in the country, revealed the president of the National Institute of Public health.

Maria da Luz Lima, who spoke to journalists this morning in Praia, moments before the opening of the 2nd National Forum for Health Promotion, which is held under the theme “Promotion of Health and Global Health”, said that the biggest challenge at the moment is the chronic noncommunicable diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and cancer, which shows that the epidemiology of diseases is changing.

“The biggest problem we have now is noncommunicable chronic diseases, which have another profile and another character, which implies new strategies because they are different logical diseases, have a permanent nature, have no cure, have to take medication, permanent care where people have to take a lot of action not to have these diseases, especially those who are familiar with these diseases,” she said, noting that infectious diseases are currently regulated.

“The focus is chronic noncommunicable diseases that in the end turns out to be natural because with the increase in life expectancy, and adoption of lifestyle habits especially in terms of food with the increase and consumption of imported products from other countries with much salt, we end up having a bit of those risk factors that lead us to have these types of noncommunicable diseases,” she stressed.

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