The national survey on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) is being carried out yesterday until January 31 next year. A media conference on it was held yesterday at the Health Promotion Centre. According to the Head of the Health Promotion Centre, the international level survey was recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
According to Dr. Hajah Norhayati binti Haji Muhd Kassim, the Head of the Health Promotion Centre as the Joint Deputy Chairman of the NCDs Survey, it among others aimed to evaluate the status and rate of non-communicable diseases which is affecting Brunei Darussalam residents today. Throughout four decades, the main cause of death in the country is from non-communicable diseases such as cancer, heart problems and diabetes.
4,321 people have been randomly selected to participate in the survey comprising citizens and residents in the country from the four districts aged 18 to 69 years. The survey will be carried out by fifty qualified data collectors namely nurses, certified paramedics, qualified researchers and officers from the Centre of Strategic and Policy Studies (CSPS).
The information will be collected using electronic PDA’s and personal information will be kept confidential. The survey will be carried out daily including the weekends and public holidays from 8am until 9pm.
For further information or feedback, contact the Health Promotion Centre at 238-5800 extension 210, 226 or 227 or through the Ministry of Health website, www.moh.gov.bn