Advocates Seek 3rd U.N. High-Level Meeting On NCDs To Create New Financing Mechanisms; WHO Announces NCD Commission To Identify Prevention, Treatment Strategies

Devex: Advocates seek noncommunicable disease funding mechanisms
“Advocates are pushing for the third U.N. high-level meeting on noncommunicable diseases next September to create new financing mechanisms, experts have told Devex. At a media briefing in Mexico City last week, experts from the NCD Alliance expressed concern with the lack of progress on tackling NCDs, which kill 40 million people every year, three-quarters of which occur in low- and middle-income countries. At the first U.N. high-level meeting, countries set nine global NCD targets, including reducing premature mortality from NCDs by 2025…” (Cousins, 10/11).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency establishes high-level commission to tackle noncommunicable diseases
“The United Nations health agency [Tuesday] announced the establishment of a high-level global commission on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) to identify innovative ways to curb the world’s biggest causes of death and extend life expectancy for millions of people…” (10/10).