Epidemiological transition of some diseases in Oman: A situational analysis

S. S. Ganguly, M. A. Al-Shafaee, J. A. Al-Lawati, P. K. Dutta, K. K. Duttagupta

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Abstract

During the past 35 years Oman has undergone a rapid socioeconomic and epidemiological transition leading to a steep reduction in child and adult mortality and morbidity due to the decline of various communicable diseases, including vaccine-preventable diseases. Good governance and planning, together with leadership and commitment by the government, has been a critical factor in this reduction. However, with increasing prosperity, lifestyle-related noncommunicable diseases have emerged as new health challenges to the country, with cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and obesity in the lead among other chronic conditions. Appropriate prevention strategies for reducing the burden of noncommunicable diseases are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-218
Number of pages10
JournalEastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Volume15
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

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Oman
Child Mortality
Communicable Diseases
Life Style
Cardiovascular Diseases
Vaccines
Obesity
Morbidity
Health

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Ganguly, S. S., Al-Shafaee, M. A., Al-Lawati, J. A., Dutta, P. K., & Duttagupta, K. K. (2009). Epidemiological transition of some diseases in Oman: A situational analysis. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15(1), 209-218.

Epidemiological transition of some diseases in Oman : A situational analysis. / Ganguly, S. S.; Al-Shafaee, M. A.; Al-Lawati, J. A.; Dutta, P. K.; Duttagupta, K. K.

In: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1, 01.2009, p. 209-218.

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Ganguly, SS, Al-Shafaee, MA, Al-Lawati, JA, Dutta, PK & Duttagupta, KK 2009, 'Epidemiological transition of some diseases in Oman: A situational analysis', Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 209-218.
Ganguly SS, Al-Shafaee MA, Al-Lawati JA, Dutta PK, Duttagupta KK. Epidemiological transition of some diseases in Oman: A situational analysis. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. 2009 Jan;15(1):209-218.
Ganguly, S. S. ; Al-Shafaee, M. A. ; Al-Lawati, J. A. ; Dutta, P. K. ; Duttagupta, K. K. / Epidemiological transition of some diseases in Oman : A situational analysis. In: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. 2009 ; Vol. 15, No. 1. pp. 209-218.
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