Non- communicable Disease and Mental Health problem have been on the rise in the America’s. The conditions that the Covid19 Pandemic have caused treatments for things like diabetes and high blood pressure to be hard to find in remote areas of our Western Hemisphere. The lack of travel means that medications and supplies have not been shipped on a regular basis. With Mental Illness, people have been self-medicating because they have been hard-pressed to find counselling and the proper treatment. These conditions have also caused the rise in overdose and toxic street drugs. The Covid19 Pandemic in many ways has shown weakness in our global system.
Listen to a PAHO press release on the topic
Link to Documentation from PAHO
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