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Assessing National Capacity fot the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases: Global Survey

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World Health Organization (WHO)

Subject Keywords: Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), Cardiovascular disease, Cancer, Respiratory disorder, Tobacco, Smoking, Alcohol consumption
Topic: Chronic Conditions
Conditions
Cancer
Chronic Conditions
Type: Report
Region: International (other)
Description:

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases, and their key risk factors – tobacco, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity – remain the leading causes of death globally. NCDs are currently responsible for almost 70% of global deaths, the majority occurring in low- and middle-income countries. In recent years NCDs have been increasingly in the spotlight of the global public health community and national leaders.

Most recently, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals, adopted at the United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development in September 2015, recognized the critical public health importance of addressing NCDs, and included a goal to reduce, by one third, the premature mortality from NCDs, along with targets to address risk factors such as alcohol and tobacco, and achievement of universal health coverage by 2030. Achieving targets for NCD prevention and control require a renewed and concerted action at the national level. Key to this is capacity: physical, human and at the policy level.

 

Date:

01/07/2016

Rights: © WHO
Suggested citation:

World Health Organization (WHO). (2016) Assessing National Capacity fot the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases: Global Survey [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/1011523 [Accessed: 20th September 2019].

  

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