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Doctor Conteh Explains The Impact Of Non-communicable Disease

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By Modou Lamin Conteh Non-communicable Disease  (NCDs) on a country's health and socioeconomic development is significant. NCDs, which include chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and respiratory diseases, have a direct impact on the health of individuals and the overall healthcare system of a country. One of the primary impacts of NCDs is the burden they place on healthcare systems. Treatment and management of NCDs require significant resources, including medication, hospitalization, and long-term care. This strain on healthcare resources can lead to increased healthcare costs and decreased availability of resources for other health needs. Additionally, NCDs can have a significant impact on the workforce and productivity of a country. Individuals affected by NCDs may require time off from work for treatment and recovery, leading to decreased productivity and economic output. Furthermore, NCDs can lead to disability and premature death, further impacting the la