How is the transition from communicable to noncommunicable diseases a major cause of morbidity and see below!

Many developed countries have had great success in controlling communicable diseases, thus increasing life expectancy, which creates a larger aging population living with non-communicable diseases. The rising number of people living longer with non-communicable diseases is creating concern over healthcare spending across the globe, especially with new developments in medical technology and treatments that are more costly to treat these conditions (National Institute, 2014). “Per capita expenditures on health care are relatively high among older age groups” (National Institute, 2014, para.1). In addition to the rising cost of healthcare services in relation to the aging population, there have been economic losses associated with rising rates of chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, as high as 1 billion in countries such as China and India (National Institute, 2014). Ultimately, the increase in non-communicable diseases across the globe and populations living longer with these conditions due to medical advancements will place strain on healthcare systems across the globe in terms of cost, access to care and quality care delivered (National Institute, 2014).

How is the transition from communicable to noncommunicable diseases a major cause of morbidity and mortality impacting the sustainability of healthcare systems in developing countries?

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Non-communicable diseases have now become manageable because of the advanced medical discovery that enables the disease to become easily manageable. The people living with non-communicable diseases are now able to enjoy a long life which on the other hand means the healthcare per capita expenditure is becoming increasingly high especially among the older population. The non-communicable diseases include diabetes which has now become manageable and a person with the disease can live a long life with the use of medication to keep the conditions under control.

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