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Non-Communicable Disease Strategy 2018-2023

Botswana Ministry of Health and Wellness Country Resources General Health Strategies and Plans Botswana 1 January 2018 Policy document non communicable disease, prevention

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This national strategy focuses on the four major NCDs, which account for 82% of NCD-related deaths (cancers, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease), as well as the four common modifiable risk factors they are associated with (smoking, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity). The purpose of this strategy is thus: to identify national priorities for addressing NCDs, with emphasis on prevention, primary care, holistic approaches and multi-sectoral participation, to outline a roadmap of efforts and critical activities that will be integrated by various stakeholders in addressing NCDs, to identify primary indicators and targets in order to assess impact of efforts

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