The government has launched the 25-30 Campaign to reduce the number of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) in the Maldives to 25%.
The campaign was launched by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih at the ceremony held to mark the inauguration of initiatives to control NCDs. As such, the National Multi-Sectoral Action Plan was launched at the ceremony, along with the results of the STEPS Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Survey 2020-2021.
Speaking at the launch of the campaign, Minister of Health Ahmed Naseem said the survey was symbolic of the situation in the country. He said the campaign to reduce NDCs will be conducted with the participation of the entire health sector, adding it is a very important step to take the country in the right direction. He also noted a special steering committee has been formed to work to reduce NDCs in the Maldives.
The campaign aims to reduce NDCs 25% by 2030. It includes reducing the high mortality rate of 84% due to NCDs malignant neoplasms, cerebrovascular diseases, pulmonary diseases, and nephrology as several leading causes.