Sultanate needs a diet policy to fight lifestyle diseases
According to Dr Akjemal Magtymova, WHO Representative to the Sultanate, sectors outside health can make a crucial difference by enabling health policies to reduce unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and tobacco use.
She pointed out that NCDS are responsible for approximately 70 per cent of total deaths in the country.
Dr Akjemal said that Oman is moving towards the ‘Whole of the Government’ approach in its political commitment to achieve the NCD Global targets by 2025 and the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
The national survey was conducted to establish a surveillance platform that collects baseline indicators on determinants and the risk factors and develop an essential national database for the NCDS.