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Each year close to 36 million people die from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) with 29 million in low and middle-income countries. Up to 80% of these total deaths are caused by cancer, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes and other tobacco-related conditions. Recognising that NCDs will be central problem for health systems and economies worldwide for many years to come, countries are looking into health promotion initiatives to address the growing health risks and significant inequalities in health status that exist among various socio-economic groups within a country. Health promotion is “the process of enabling people to increase control over and to improve their health.
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