09 Sep NCDs
Updated February, 2019.
Steve is right. Unfortunately, NCDs are totally NOT desirable and we are so not keeping them a secret. NCDs are Non-Communicable diseases: diseases that canNOT be spread from one person to another person. Think about the root word within noncommunicable. Do you see “communicate” there? You communicate with other people by sharing information or thoughts. So, NONcommunicable diseases are diseases that can NOT be shared or spread between people. Get it?
Can you think of some non-communicable diseases now that you know the definition? Which ones in the list below do you think are non-communicable diseases?
- Common cold
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Heart Disease
Answer: Sexually transmitted diseases and the common cold are communicable diseases. The rest, cancer, diabetes and heart disease, are NCDs.
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With which NCD are you the most familiar? Why? From the news? From a family member?