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Non-communicable diseases on the rise

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By Charlene Mataure

National Health Research and Development Committee vice chairperson, Dr Lynda Stranix-Chibanda says non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) are rising.

Speaking during the Medical Research Council of Zimbabwe (M.R.C.Z) annual health research ethics forum on Friday Dr Stranix-Chibanda said according to 2016 statistics, NCD’s accounted for 33% of deaths in the country.

Dr Stranix also called on medical researchers to move from the treatment era and focus on the elimination diseases.

 

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