Faculty of Public Health - Andalas University - OCS, 13th IEA SEA Meeting and ICPH - SDev

Font Size: 
Challenges and breakthrough of non-communicable diseases toward achieving Universal Health Coverage by 2030 in Bangladesh

Last modified: 2018-08-20


Oral Presentation

Background: Most of the NCDs are still creeping in the submerged portion of iceberg of disease like hypertension, diabetes, mental health problems, neurological disorder etc.

Materials and Methods: Literature review from published research findings in journals, online publications, concerned website links of national and international have been used as source of information

Results: Bangladesh is not an exception in regard to NCDs’ mortality and disease burden including disability.  At least 25% of the deaths in primary and secondary govt. heath facilities are caused by these diseases. They are responsible for 59% of total deaths of which CVDs 17%, chronic respiratory diseases 11%, cancers 10%, injuries 9%, diabetes 3% and 10% other injuries.  Besides 61% of total disease burdens are NCDs. Of the risk factors both smoke and smokeless tobacco users are 40 million, 64.5 million do not take adequate fruit and vegetables, 17 million are not doing adequate physical activity, 18% adults have hypertension.

Conclusion: Now it’s time to gear up to tear out the potential risk or causal factors, to ensure universal health coverage under which wider coverage is to be given for NCDs. It is the motivational force of the individual, family and community towards positive changes for leading a NCD free life.

Keywords: Noncommunicable diseases,Challenges, Breakthrough, Universal health coverage.