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Farhan supports campaign to fight non-communicable diseases

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Actor-filmmaker is leading Municipal Corporation of Greater (MCGM) and Foundations' public campaign to create awareness about

Citing the World Organisation's report on non-communicable diseases, Farhan said in a statement: "Nearly 61 per cent of deaths in are now attributed to Out of these, (coronary heart disease, stroke, and hypertension) contribute to 45 per cent, followed by (22 per cent), (12 per cent) and (3 per cent).

"All of these are preventable if we reduce the intake of salt, sugar and from our diet, and maintain an active lifestyle."

Ajoy Mehta, Municipal Commissioner, MCGM, said that MCGM will take over 50 bus-shelters, hoardings and railway station boards to promote the campaign across city.

"'EkChammachKam' campaign aims at making people aware about the grave nature of and the importance of dietary changes and exercise in one's daily life," he added.

It was originally a campaign developed by The Network for a not-for profit called Foundation.

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First Published: Fri, June 15 2018. 13:42 IST
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