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Going to the World Health Assembly? Join us on May 25th, 2017 for a lively side event!

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Going to be at the World Health Assembly? You're invited on May 25th, 2017, to join us for a lively side event themed "The Role of the Next Generation in Addressing Non-Communicable Diseases". We'll explore the role of young people meaningfully participating in global efforts to reduce the impact of NCDs. See you there!

Going to the World Health Assembly? Join us on May 25th, 2017 for a lively side event!
Going to the World Health Assembly? Join us on May 25th, 2017 for a lively side event!

Press Release: 2017 NextGen Leaders Workshop for NCDs

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This year's NextGen Leaders workshop on NCDs under the theme Accelerating Advocacy & Accountability for Non-Communicable Diseases in East Africa is NOW LIVE (May 5-7), at La Palisse Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda.

Check out the latest press release:

NextGen Leaders Workshop for NCDs

Press Release: 2017 NextGen Leaders Workshop for NCDs
Press Release: 2017 NextGen Leaders Workshop for NCDs

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The changing trend of cardiovascular disease in Ethiopia:

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https://www.dovepress.com/the-changing-trend-of-cardiovascular-disease-and-its-clinical-characte-peer-reviewed-article-VHRM. 

 

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The changing trend of cardiovascular disease in Ethiopia:

 “From rheumatic heart disease to hypertensive heart disease.”

In recent decades, there has been significant epidemiological transition of NCDs, particularly CVDs in developing countries, due to factors related to diet, sedentary lifestyle and longevity of the general population. Despite the rise of NCDs, the full attention of these countries was in combating the communicable diseases. There is paucity of data on the changing trend and clinical characteristics of CVD in Africa, specially, in Ethiopia. In light of this, a recent study revealed the epidemiological shift of CVDs in last decades in Ethiopia. According to this study findings, Hypertension was found to be the most frequent CVD followed by HF, and hypertensive heart disease was the leading cause of cardiac diseases. However, the incidence of rheumatic heart disease has declined due in part to the accessibility of secondary prophylaxis. In addition, poor cardiovascular outcome was observed in rural regions and in patients with comorbid medical condition. Hence, a due attention should be given to improve outcomes in rural dwellers.

The changing trend of cardiovascular disease in Ethiopia:
The changing trend of cardiovascular disease in Ethiopia:

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