WHO Global Coordination Mechanism/Non-Communicable Diseases Global Dialogue. Mauritius, 19-21 October 2016.
A great hope and a clear plan to truly engaging everyone in the ongoing Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non Communicable Diseases for the period 2013-2020.
That could be in one sentence the first impressions emerging from this first consultation of its kind held from 19 to 21 October in Balaclava, Mauritius.Read more
Today marks World Obesity Day, an annual event that highlights one of the key risk factors for chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Obesity is not limited to only high-income countries like the US and those in Europe. More than two-thirds of obese people now live in developing countries—numbering nearly 900 million people, compared to 557 million in developed countries.Read more
Civil society groups across Africa were disappointed with the lack of prioritization of NCDs in the 2016 WHO AFRO Regional Committee Meeting and issued the following statement.Read more