Non-communicable diseases and their preparation I

Physical and health education J.S.S 2 First Term

Week 8

Non-communicable diseases and their preparation I

Performance objectives:

Students should be able to:

1. Define communicable diseases

2. Prevention of Non-communicable disease


Meaning of non-communicable diseases and transferable diseases

Non-communicable diseases are diseases that cannot be spread or transmitted from one person to another.

Non-communicable diseases are hereditary, that is, they are in-built, from parent to offspring. They can also be caused by malnutrition and not taking a balanced diet, congenital problems, etc. Examples of non-communicable diseases include sickle cell, obesity, asthma, anaemia, stroke, goitre, ulcer, diabetics, heart failure, dental crisis, epilepsy etc.


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