Non communicable diseases were seven of the top ten causes of death before the coronavirus pandemic. The World Health Organization announced this on Wednesday. More people than ever before have lost their lives to heart disease.
The top five causes of increasing death cases were heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lower respiratory tract infections, and neonatal disease, in order. Diabetes was the leading cause of death from diabetes.
The WHO’s new global health estimates found that people used to live longer lives. The extra years, however, weren’t necessarily in good health. Coronavirus and NCDs in comparison Doctors analyze lung x-ray in tuberculosis or HIV as non-communicable diseases.
The study reveals trends in mortality and morbidity from disease and injury over the past two decades. According to the results, non-communicable diseases were only four of the top ten causes of death in 2000. In 2019, however, these rose to seven.
According to representatives of the organization, COVID-19 is likely to be among the top 10 of 2020, as the death toll exceeded the 1.5 million mark on December 3. Around 55.4 million deaths were recorded worldwide in 2019. The top ten causes of death accounted for 55 per cent of those deaths. They fall into three broad categories: cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and perinatal infant death.
The numbers clearly underscore the need for an increased global focus on preventing and treating cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases, and combating injuries, the WHO said in a statement. Besides, heart disease has been the leading cause of death worldwide for the last 20 years. These account for 16 per cent of all deaths from any cause. These include 11 per cent strokes and 6 per cent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Diabetes has entered the list as the top 10 causes of death after the death toll rose 70 per cent since 2000. Insulin was discovered almost 100 years ago, but less than half of the people have access to it, according to the WHO chief for non-communicable diseases.
The most efficient way to protect people from such risk factors is to increase taxes on tobacco and sugary beverages. HIV and tuberculosis pathogens cause complications in the bloodstream and dnaView in galleryHIV remains in fourth place in Africa. However, the number of deaths from AIDS in the continent has dropped to 435,000 in 20 years.
Tuberculosis also fell out of the top 10, falling from 7th in 2000 to 13th last year, there has been a 30 per cent reduction in global deaths.
Recent estimates found that communicable diseases took a higher toll in low-income countries. They made up six of the ten leading causes of death. This includes malaria (sixth), tuberculosis (eighth) and HIV / AIDS (ninth).
Average global life expectancy was more than 73 years in 2019, compared to almost 67 years in 2000, with the largest increases being in the least developed regions.