WHO releases 855bn/- for Steps Survey 2023

The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to release about 855bn/- to fund national study on indications of non-communicable diseases (Steps Survey 2023) in Tanzania.

Director General of National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Prof Said Aboud made the revelation in Dodoma saying that the fund is going to facilitate the study in both Tanzania Mainland and in Zanzibar.

Elaborating, Prof Aboud said that the aim of the Steps Survey is to monitor the indications of Non-Communicable Diseases so as to collect important data on non-Communicable diseases and risk indicators of the diseases.

“This survey will provide vital information about the health and state of our society as well as identifying the areas for improvements in order to strengthen the health of our societies,” Prof Aboud said.

According to him, the findings will be used as a ‘cornerstone’ during the formulation of evidence-based strategies to improve the health of Tanzanians.

On his part, WHO representative Dr Alphoncina Nanai stressed the importance of the survey since non-communicable diseases have begun to be a serious problem globally.

Dr Nanai said that from 10 deaths, seven are caused by non-communicable diseases.

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