Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) or chronic diseases are a group of conditions that are not passed from person to person and are mainly of a long duration and progress slowly. NCDs include cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers, chronic lower respiratory diseases, sickle cell disease, mental illness and injuries. They are mainly a result of a combination of genetic, environmental, behavioural and metabolic risk factors, such as, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, harmful use of alcohol, air pollution, stress and overweight/obesity. The way people live, work and play are contributing to this public health problem. Read More

Areas of Work

To prevent and control NCDs, CARPHA carries out its mandate through the following areas of work:

NCD surveillance

Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Injuries Prevention

Mental Health and Substance Use

Integrated Disease Management


Training and Capacity Building

Policies and Plans


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