COVID-19 exposes Nigeria’s neglect for NCDs — Dr. Kingsley Akinroye

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Says hypertension, diabetes, fuelling deaths of patients

Nigeria NCD Alliance, others get $300,000 to address needs of sufferers

COVID-19 exposes Nigeria’s neglect for NCDs — Dr. Kingsley Akinroye

By Chioma Obinna

A renowned cardiologist and the Vice President, Scientific Affairs of the Nigeria Non-Communicable Diseases, NCD, Alliance, Dr. Kingsley Akinroye has said that COVID-19 has exposed Nigeria’s lack of commitment to the course of Non-Communicable Diseases, NCDs, lamenting that NCDs such as hypertension and diabetes among others are fuelling deaths of victims of the virus.

To this end, Nigeria, NCD Alliance, and 19 others have been awarded $300,000 to address the critical needs of people living with NCDs during this period of COVID-19.

Akinroye who spoke at a press conference in Lagos noted that available reports in Nigeria have shown that hypertension, diabetes, cancer, HIV, and other cardiovascular diseases were responsible for the majority of COVID-19 deaths recorded so far.

He said the years of lack of commitment to the course of…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper