#PIDSInfoBits: Did you know that the contribution of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)* to the total deaths in PH has been increasing?

From 39 percent in 1990, the proportion of deaths caused by NCDs increased to 64 percent in 2019.

*NCDs are conditions of long duration and slow progression. The main types of NCDs are cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes.

Know more about noncommunicable diseases in the Philippines by reading the PIDS study titled “Primary Health Care for Noncommunicable Diseases in the Philippines” available here: https://pidswebs.pids.gov.ph/CDN/PUBLICATIONS/pidsdps2039.pdf.

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