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9m People Die of High Blood Pressure Annually, WHO

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Saturday, April 13, 2013
Kabul (BNA) With special slogan, the World Health Day is celebrated every year world-wide in April 7th.
This year, the World Health Organization (WHO) considered for this day the slogan of “High Blood Pressure Preventive”. In a ceremony held on the same occasion.
Public Health Minister Mrs. Suraya Dalil said that despite with diagnosing and treatment of the disease of high blood pressure is very simple and needs less money, annually 35 percent mortality stem from paying less heed, contagious diseases especially from high blood pressure.
According to the figure released by WHO, the disease of blood high pressure takes annually the lives of nine million people worldwide. Dalil says that if the disease doesn’t be prevented, the patients are threatened by heart and mental failure and Kidney deficiency. She asserted that half part of mental failure stems from blood high pressure.
The WHO data shows that the high blood pressure impresses 40 percent individual over 25. Likewise Dr-Alwan general manager of WHO for East, in his messages addressed to the eastern nations` health institutions said that for not affecting to this disease, they should work physically, they should refrain from smoking tobacco and also refrain from eating salty and oily meals.
In this message Mr. Alwan said that over 50 percent old individuals in eastern nations are suffering from fatness that 70 percent of the mare women. He added that one of factors behind the disease of blood high pressure is fatness.
Dr. Ahmad Shah Doll the WHO representative for Afghanistan nominated the blood high pressure, the “silent murderer” and said that this disease sans any sign grows and brings people towards the death brink. Mr. Doll added that the WHO considers four plans for prevention of blood high pressure that through these, prevent from its increase. Like wise, Ms. Dalil says that because of diagnosing and timely curative measures, in most countries, the disease of high blood pressure is reducing. She said that the WHO data shows that this disease reduced considerably in the USA because of diagnosing and timely treatment. She mentioned that she implement the plans proposed by WHO in connection with prevention from increment of blood high pressure. To diagnose the blood high pressure as well as for its treatment the ministry of public health functions health units in all provinces of the country and has public awareness programs in this regard. To control and diagnose the blood high pressure, WHO has launched a program so to encourage all world policy- makers and managers of programs to replace the first priorities diagnosing and control of blood high pressure in their national programs. In this ceremony, head of health and physical training commission of peoples` deputes Dr. Naqibullah Fayeq criticizing from low health possibilities, weak management in hospitals of Afghanistan and non-control of food items and medicines by public health ministry added that the supervising institutions are changed into marketing institutions. At the same time a number of people believe that non-control of food items and medicines in domestic markets is increased and the related in-charges of public health ministry don’t control. This causes the people concern. They ask the ministry of public health so to supervise the medicine dealers how medicine they offer to the people. The World Health Day is celebrated in the country in a time that there are no health centers in some villages of Afghanistan and the people live under worse medical situation.
 

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