Global Health Community Holds Mixed Feelings About High-Level Meeting On NCDs
Devex: High-level meeting on NCDs holds promise, and pitfalls
“Ever since the World Health Organization last year announced plans to create an independent high-level commission on noncommunicable diseases, the global health community has been waiting to learn more. Last week, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus released the full composition of the global commission, a powerhouse cast of public and private sector leaders. The announcement has some feeling encouraged as they prepare for the third high-level meeting on NCDs, expected to be held in September. But it also raises questions of whether this meeting will at last prove a turning point, moving from declarations and acknowledgments to action — even as the burden of such diseases grows ever higher…” (Ravelo, 2/22).
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