Noncommunicable diseases pose serious threat to public health

16 January 2012

Millions more people are going to suffer from noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes and heart attack, according to the World Health Organization, (WHO).

This warning has come from WHO Director-General, Dr. Margaret Chan, who says that governments need to provide adequate finance and implement workable policies in public health.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

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