NCD number one killer in the country

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BY SAMIE WAIKORI

Auki

NON-communicable disease is reported to be the number-one killer in Solomon Islands.

According to a report recently released by WHO on data collected in every hospital in the country, the majority of deaths is categorised under NCD related disease.

Data for Health Country Coordinator of WHO, Mr Rodley Ruskin told this yesterday when asked on whether they have already released any report on verbal autopsy in the country.

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He said for the project they are currently implementing, they are yet to release any report as they still gathering information or yet to gather enough data.

However, Ruskin said for hospitals they have already done an analysis on data collected where NCD ranks number one out of top 10 diseases in the country.

“So NCD is a big problem in the country where lots of people have died from its related diseases,” he said.

Ruskin said the report was made from data collected by doctors in hospitals across the country.

He said the report is only for hospitals however this current verbal autopsy will provide a nationwide report since it will collect data on all deaths in the country.

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