Chronic noncommunicable diseases

"Commitments for Health: Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases (ECNT)" was the name of the Forum created by more than 100 civil associations and to which the eight electoral contenders were invited, both to the Presidency of the Republic, and to the Government of the Federal District, with the aim of exposing their commitments and a public agenda in health against the current conditions that affect Mexicans.

In this meeting, led by the InterAmerican Open Heart Foundation , the National Alliance for Tobacco Control (BREATH) and the Mídete Foundation , it was agreed to make a common front against ECNT because they are responsible for 8 out of 10 deaths and high costs to the National Health System.

The diabetes , cardiovascular diseases, cerebrovascular , chronic respiratory and the different types of cancers , constitute the ECNT , which is why they are the main causes of death in our country.

In this sense, Mexico ranks first in childhood obesity and second in adults, so an agenda that includes the prevention and treatment of diseases and harmful habits, such as tobacco use ; both are factors that triggerECNT .

An example of this is the smoking , which ends the lives of more than 4.5 million people each year; to 13 thousand 293 each day, and one person every 6.5 seconds, according to figures from the World Health Organization (WHO), so that primary care could prevent the deaths of more than one billion people in this century.

However, at the end of the event, the associations indicated their dissatisfaction with the lack of concrete proposals, in addition to the fact that only some representatives of the candidates attended, except for Isabel Miranda de Wallas (PAN), and Rosario Guerra (PANAL), of agreement with information from the site of the Mexican Diabetes Federation.

On the other hand, Gabriel Quadri de la Torre (PANAL), as well as Miguel Ángel Mancera (PRD), candidates for the Presidency of the Republic and the Government of the Federal District respectively, did not attend or send any representative to the Forum.


Video Medicine: Noncommunicable Diseases and their Risk Factors (animated video) (September 2021).