Building a Healthier World by Tackling Noncommunicable Diseases

Mirta Roses – Director Pan American Health Organization PAHO/WHO
“……Surely no disease group is as vast and complex in scope as the noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Incorporating social determinants ranging from population growth, aging, globalization, and urbanization to income and education, and risk factors including tobacco, alcohol, diet, and physical activity, the NCDs call for an equally massive and comprehensive response.
The impact of this public health challenge on the global population will be the topic of a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Meeting on the Prevention and Control ofNCDs, to be held September 19–20, 2011, inNew York City.


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