The plague of NCDs afflicting Malaysia

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  • Wednesday, 10 Oct 2018

According to the World Health Organization, Malaysia has no operational multisectoral national NCD policy, strategy or action plan that integrates several NCDs and their risk factors. — AFP

According to the 2015 National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS), about two-thirds of Malaysians have at least one of three non-communicable diseases (NCDs), i.e. diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension) or high cholesterol levels (hypercholesterolaemia).

More than one in four (26.3%) have at least two of these NCDs and 7.2% have all three NCDs.

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