Study of The Activities and Progress of Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention Programme at The Kalutara district of Sri Lanka

Jayasiri Wijayasiriwardhana


Non-communicable diseases (NCD) have been identified as globally affected problem increasing morbidity and mortality with nearly 1.5 M people who are between ages of 30 – 69 die due to NCDs each year. When considering local context, 75% of total deaths in Sri Lanka is due to NCDs and 20% out of NCD deaths have been reported to be premature. Currently, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), constitute a major public health challenge threatening the well-being of people and sustainable development of Sri Lanka. The challenge of NCDs is compounded by the increasing proportion of the elderly in the population.

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