Dr. Walter T. Gwenigale, Health Minister
Medical Practitioner Warns Of Non-Communicable Diseases
By Korboi Gbelewala, Lofa County Correspondent
VOINJAMA, March 4 (LINA) - Laboratory Technician, Harris Barco, has warned Lofians to be wary of non-communicable diseases as they are major causes of death and disability.
Mr. Barco said non-communicable diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes were killing people on a daily basis, but noted that they can be easily prevented through health education and adoption of healthy lifestyles.
Barco gave the advice in an interview with the Liberia News Agency during the launch of the Lofa Access and Affordability program held at the weekend in Konia Town, Zorzor District in Lofa County.
The Lofa Access and Affordability Program is aimed at providing access to effective, safe and affordable medicine for the treatment of non-communicable diseases.
Mr. Barco, who is assigned at the Konia Health Center in Lofa County, noted that non-communicable diseases were “very complex” and that it was only when people are knowledgeable about the risks that they would deal with their conditions.
He hailed the program as a laudable initiative.