Dr. Aristide Stéphane Abah Abah, Deputy Director of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) at the Ministry of Public Health (Minsanté), deplores an increase in the disease.
Cases of cardiovascular events (strokes) are constantly increasing in the country. According to Dr. Aristide Stéphane Abah Abah, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) "were responsible for 35% of mortality in Cameroon (WHO Cameroon, 2016 with premature mortality around 20% in 2025: Editor's note). It was planned to stabilize by 2025, but we have rather seen an increase of 10%, "explains the deputy director of NCDs at the Ministry of Public Health (Minsanté) to the site L'urgenceiste.
Per month, there are an average of 500 new cases of stroke and 800 cases of high blood pressure, according to the practitioner. According to the deputy director of NCDs, 30% of the population of Cameroon, or more than 7 million people suffer from high blood pressure.
According to the WHO, a stroke or stroke is a failure of the blood circulation that affects a more or less important region of the brain. It occurs as a result of the obstruction or rupture of a blood vessel and causes the death of nerve cells, which are deprived of oxygen and nutrients essential to their functions. In the majority of people, there is no warning sign of a crisis. However, several risk factors can be monitored.