Is Uganda ready to deal with the burden of Non-Communicable diseases?

Is Uganda ready to deal with the burden of Non-Communicable diseases?

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NCDs particularly; cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers, as well as chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases are becoming increasingly important as causes of morbidity and mortality in the Ugandan population. Uganda has one of the youngest populations in the world, with over 69% of the population made up of young people aged less than 24 years . Taking population ageing and risk factors into account, deaths from NCDs are projected to increase