NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES PROGRAMME (NCDs)
Non-Communicable diseases (NCDs) is the unit responsible for the programme on prevention and control of NCDs in the State.
NCDs are chronic diseases which are not transmissible from one person to another and are insidious in nature. This group of diseases is quite broad but in Nigeria, we have the priority NCDs which are Cardiovascular diseases, Chronic Respiratory diseases, Cancers, Diabetes, Sickle Cell disease and other inherited bleeding disorders, Road Traffic Accidents, Oral health, Mental and Neurological diseases and Violence. These diseases have shared modifiable risk factors which include unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyle, smoking tobacco products, harmful use of alcohol and environmental pollution and it could also result from chronic infectious processes like Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Hepatitis B (HBV) and Helicobacter Pylori infections.