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Indonesia In ‘Critical Window’ For Fighting NCDs

[Gemma Holliani Cahya] With 11 years to go before the target date of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2030, Indonesia needs to pay more attention to tackling the major causes of non-communicable diseases (NCD)… major factors that contributed to the increased prevalence of NCDs in Indonesia were blood pressure, diet, blood sugar, obesity, tobacco and air pollution. [There was an] enormous shift in the disease burden between 1990 and 2017. While the disability adjusted life year (DALY), a global health measure of overall disease burden, in 1990 was dominated by communicable maternal and neonatal causes, the DALY in 2017 was dominated by NCDs.