Project and activity

October 08, 2019

Globally, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – which include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and cancers – are the leading cause of death. 63% (63%) of deaths are attributable to non-communicable diseases, and low- and middle-income countries bear 86% of the burden of these premature deaths.

Most premature deaths attributable to NCDs can be prevented by addressing NCD risk factors, which include tobacco use, unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity, and harmful use of coho. Cost-effective interventions to reduce the impact of non-communicable diseases are widely available, and their implementation can avert millions of premature deaths and prevent economic losses, estimated to represent US$7 trillion over the 2015-2030 time frame.

In line with global trends, Jordan is increasingly affected by the significant epidemiological shift towards non-communicable diseases, which account for 76% of deaths and represent the main cause of mortality and morbidity among Jordanians. Specifically, cardiovascular diseases were estimated as the leading cause of death (35%), followed by cancers (15%), diabetes (7%), and chronic respiratory diseases (3%).

The scanning flow consists of:

  • Step 1 and Step 2, which will be conducted on the first visit of the participants;
  • The third step, which will take place the morning after the interview in the family.
  • Up to two visits will be made to the selected household in order to collect the blood and urine sample.