Dar es Salaam, Nov. 18 -- PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan has won praise from the World Health Organisation (WHO) for being among global leaders, who have shown commitment in addressing appalling trend of ‘Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

According to the WHO, such NCDs include heart diseases, strokes, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease which are responsible for 17 million premature deaths every year, where 86 per cent of the deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.

In Tanzania statistics shown in the 1980s, only five people out of 100 died of NCDs related cases, but recently the number has risen, where 30 up to 40 people out of 100 are said to be dying of NCD related complications.

The Acting WHO Country Represent...