Medical admissions confirm that stroke has become the leading cause of death in Papua New Guinea.
This was revealed by the Deputy Chairman of the University of Papua New Guinea’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences Professor Isi Kevau.
He is encouraging people to look after their lifestyles as lifestyle diseases do not have a cure.
Professor Isi Kevau says infectious diseases are relatively cheaper to manage and treat compared to lifestyle diseases.
He added that stroke has become the leading cause of lifestyle diseases in the country followed by, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart attack.
He says lifestyle diseases are not infectious and is caused by the lifestyle that people choose to live.
NBC / PNGHealthWatch
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