The need for action is clear: according to the WHO, Non Communicable Diseases(NCDs)’ mortality is projected be nearly as that due to communicable and maternal deaths combined in Africa by 2020, and to surpass them as the leading in Africa by 2030.
The myth that Non Communicable Diseases(NCDs) mostly affect the rich is long obsolete. Studies indicate that Non Communicable Diseases(NCDs) mortality rate is highest among the urban poor. They present one of the greatest challenges to Health and development in the 21st century. Non Communicable Diseases(NCDs) kill more poor people than rich and the costs of treatment especially buying medicines to many families compete with buying food and sending children to school.