Senior Nurse Claudence Pade of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services.


SENIOR Nurse Claudence Pade of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services emphasizes that eradicating Non-Communicable Diseases is a personal battle.

In a recent interview with Pade, he emphasized the importance of individuals taking control of their health and addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

“NCDs are considered to be a more behavioral disease compared to other diseases,” he told SUNDAY ISLES. “The challenge lies in people’s control over their health, and it is up to them to make the right choices. Premature deaths in the early 40s are a sad scenario due to risk factors like excessive alcohol, chewing betel nuts, and unhealthy diets.”

Pade highlighted the fact that NCDs, such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, are on the rise in the Solomon Islands and are responsible for a significant number of deaths every year in the country.

He stressed that addressing NCDs is an individual fight, and that individuals have the power to make changes in their daily lives to prevent and manage these diseases.

He encouraged people to adopt healthy lifestyle habits, such as eating a balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.

Pade also emphasized the importance of regular health screenings and check-ups to monitor and manage any potential health issues.

He said: “Prevention is key when it comes to NCDs. By taking control of our health and making healthy choices, we can reduce our risk of developing these diseases and improve our overall well-being. It is importance for individuals to taking proactive steps to prevent and manage NCDs.”


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