The Ministry of Public Health on Sunday observed the World Health day under the name of “Beat Disease” in Kabul.
World Health Organization (WHO) each year selects a particular issue which is indicator of the most outstanding priority in the field of public health.
The selected issue of the year 2016 world health day is (Beat Diabetes) which is an extraordinary related issue to all the world people civil society, private sector and relevant bodies of the government.
More and more people are getting diabetes around the world. The increase is in great part driven by rising levels of overweight and obesity and physical inactivity, including among children.
The number of people living with diabetes has nearly quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults, with most living in developing countries.
“33 Percent of deaths originates from non-communicable diseases that 3.7 percent of it is over diabetes disease,” Ahmad Jan Naeem, deputy of the health ministry said.
This disease not only affects living condition of people but also paves the way for other diseases and it is anticipated that until 2030 it would cause the major reason of mortality among people.
Therefore, serious measures and steps should be undertaken to fight the increasing out breaking of diabetes.
WHO and a number of UN related agencies help and support the world countries on prevention, recognition and response to diabetes diseases through draft, development and implementation of diabetes guidelines and standards through codex and national and regional commissions.