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WHO REVEALS DISEASES TRIGGERING COVID-19 DEATHS

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WHO Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, says people who need treatment for non-communicable diseases, NCDs have not been receiving health services since the COVID-19 outbreak.

This is like more than 6 million cases the virus has been recorded across the world, with more than 370 deaths.

A WHO survey conducted in 155 countries within three weeks revealed that NCDs kill no fewer than 40 million people annually.

Ghebreyesus warns against diverting attention from people living with NCDs, saying countries need to find innovative ways to ensure that essential services for them continue, even as they fight COVID-19.