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More Must Be Done To Address Non-Communicable Diseases, WHO Warns In Progress Report

U.N. News Centre: ‘Window of opportunity’ closing on non-communicable diseases, warns U.N. health agency
“Millions around the globe are dying prematurely from diseases such as cancer or heart disease, the United Nations health agency warned, urging governments to step up efforts to control non-communicable diseases (NCDs). … [T]he latest edition of the WHO Non-communicable Disease Progress Monitor shows that progress around the world to control such conditions [has] been uneven and insufficient…” (9/18).

VOA News: WHO: Too Many People Dying Prematurely From Non-communicable Diseases
“…The biggest risk factors are tobacco, the harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diets, and lack of physical activity. WHO director for the prevention of non-communicable diseases, Douglas Bettcher, said the world is not on track to meet the Sustainable Development Goal of cutting premature NCD deaths by one-third by 2030…” (Schlein, 9/18).

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