Muscat: A workshop on the findings of the survey on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and risk factors in Dhofar Governorate was hosted at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Salalah.
The workshop was organised under the auspices of Dr Ali bin Talib Al Hinai, Undersecretary for planning affairs at the Ministry of Health in the presence of a number of undersecretaries and directors at the government and private health institutions in Dhofar Governorate.
The workshop aimed to provide a number of health indicators for planners and decision makers at the Ministry of Health and other sectors.
Ali bin Mohammed Abbas Al Ajmi, Director of Planning and Studies Department, Directorate General of Health Services in Dhofar Governorate delivered the speech in which he handled the risk factors of NCDs.
He also said that the national survey for NCDs launched by the Ministry of Health during the first quarter of 2017 in Dhofar, targeted all sectors of the community through random samples for both female and males aged 15 years and above.
Dr Azra bint Hilal Al Mawali, Director of Studies and Research Centre, Ministry of Health, delivered a presentation on the findings of the National Survey for NCDs in Dhofar.
She said that the death cases from NCDs in the Sultanate stood at 72 per cent against the total death cases according to the statistics of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2018, where the death cases from heart and blood vessels diseases were at 36 per cent followed by cancer diseases at 11 per cent and death cases due to diabetes at 8 per cent.
Dr Azra also reviewed the key indicators and findings of the national survey for non-communicable diseases in Dhofar in 2018.
Dr Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Ameri, Director of Healthcare Department, Directorate General of Health Services, Dhofar Governorate reviewed the indicators of non-communicable diseases and the successful health awareness experiments.