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Devex Previews Issues To Be Discussed At U.N. High-Level Meeting On NCDs

Devex: At NCD summit, a push to address ignored disease burden
“More than two-thirds of global deaths each year can be traced to noncommunicable diseases, a new study by The Lancet has found. But while much of the talk on NCDs has revolved around reducing premature deaths from just four major illnesses, millions of lives are claimed each year by diseases that aren’t even mentioned in the Sustainable Development Goals. Ahead of this week’s high-level meeting on NCDs, at the United Nations General Assembly, health experts are urging immediate action and warn that focusing only on the ‘big four’ could skew data and provide false optimism…” (Ravelo, 9/26).

Devex: Q&A: Bloomberg’s Kelly Henning talks NCDs ahead of high-level U.N. meeting
“…Kelly Henning, the leader of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ public health program, spoke with Devex recently about what to expect from the high-level meeting on Thursday and what it takes to implement impactful work on NCDs at the national and city level…” (Lieberman, 9/27).

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