Cabo Verde is doing a good work on the risks of noncommunicable diseases – WHO

Praia, Jan 31 (Inforpress) – The World Health Organization (WHO) representative to Cabo Verde, Mariano Salazar Castellon, said that the country has done a “good job” regarding the risks of noncommunicable diseases.

Mariano Salazar Castellon was speaking to the press on the sidelines of the STEPwise Approach conference on surveillance of risk factors for noncommunicable diseases in the WHO African Region held today in connection with the visit to Cabo Verde of a technical assistance mission of the WHO consultant, to work on the preparation of the Second Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases Survey (IDNT) 2019.

In his statements, he began by pointing out that the relevance of the Second Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases (IDNT) 2019 “is even to update the available data regarding the risk of noncommunicable diseases.

According to him, the last survey was made in 2007. He said that Cabo Verde is now in a position to relaunch the investigation, which will be “very useful” to improve the social response to risks noncommunicable diseases.

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