Hasbani Launched the National Campaign for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases: No.1 Cause of Hasbani Launched the National Campaign for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases: No.1 Cause of Death in Lebanon
The Ministry of Public Health launched in collaboration with the national committee for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and Yaduna -Women Heart Health Center the National campaign for the early detection and prevention of cardiovascular diseases under the title “Don’t wait, your heart can’t wait”, during a conference held under the patronage and in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Health Minister Ghassan Hasbani at the Adnan Kassar Edifice in Bir Hassan.
The Head of Primary health care Department at Health Ministry Dr. Randa Hamadeh made a presentation of the path of the national campaign. “This campaign that starts today will last for three months until the end of April. It will kick off from the national network of primary health care centers located across all the Lebanese territory and aims at providing services to citizens, i.e. free cardiovascular examinations for men and women,”Dr. Hamadeh added.
The Chairperson of Yaduna foundation Wafaa Sleiman delivered a statement in which she noted that the increasing number of women who underwent an early testing at the Women Heart Health Center, and the detection of many cases of cardiovascular diseases contributed greatly in the treatment of these cases, and led us to activate the prevention and awareness actions across all the Lebanese territory.
In a statement, Hasbani noted that the non-communicable diseases cause the death of 38 million people each year, 28 million death cases of which occur in low- and middle-income countries.
“Non-communicable diseases threaten the progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Poverty and such diseases are highly correlated and it is expected that the rapid growth of these diseases hinder poverty alleviation initiatives in low-income countries, in particular by increasing household costs associated with healthcare services,” Hasbani added.
Hasbani highlighted that this activity complements all these efforts, especially that it is integrated with that of Yaduna - Women Heart Health Center, knowing that the primary healthcare brings together all sectors to provide best services to citizens.(Read more...)