Professor of Public Health at the University of Ghana, Prof. Amos Laar has said non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will be the leading cause of death in Ghana by 2030.
According to Prof. Laar who doubles as principal investigator for the Advocating for Health Project, this prediction backed by research is driven by unhealthy food environments in the country.
Speaking at a sensitization workshop for journalists in Accra on October 28, Prof Amos Laar charged journalists to be vocal on issues concerning Sugar Sweetening Beverages (SSBs) causing havoc to many silently.
“Driven by unhealthy food environments, NCDs are predicted to become the leading cause of death in Ghana by 2030. Concerned, we aimed to address the problem of NCDs through effective public health policy measures,” Prof Laar said.