Chronic diseases and health promotion

Overview - Preventing chronic diseases: a vital investment


Acknowledgements

The production of this publication was made possible through the generous financial support of the Government of Canada, the Government of Norway and the Government of the United Kingdom.

"Preventing chronic diseases: a vital investment" was produced under the overall direction of Catherine Le Galès-Camus (Assistant Director-General, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health), Robert Beaglehole (Editor-in-Chief) and JoAnne Epping-Jordan (Managing Editor).

The core contributors were Dele Abegunde, Robert Beaglehole, Stéfanie Durivage, JoAnne Epping-Jordan, Colin Mathers, Bakuti Shengelia, Kate Strong, Colin Tukuitonga and Nigel Unwin. Guidance was offered throughout the production of the report by an Advisory Group from WHO and international organisations: Catherine Le Galès-Camus, Andres de Francisco, Stephen Matlin, Jane McElligott, Christine McNab, Isabel Mortara, Margaret Peden, Thomson Prentice, Laura Sminkey, Ian Smith, Nigel Unwin and Janet Voûte.

Report development and production were coordinated by Robert Beaglehole, JoAnne Epping-Jordan, Stéfanie Durivage, Amanda Marlin, Karen McCaffrey, Alexandra Munro, Caroline Savitzky, Kristin Thompson, with the administrative and secretarial support of Elmira Adenova, Virgie Largado-Ferri and Rachel Pedersen. The report was edited by Leo Vita-Finzi. Translation coordination was provided by Peter McCarey. The web site and other electronic media were organized by Elmira Adenova, Catherine Needham and Andy Pattison. Proofreading was by Barbara Campanini. The index was prepared by Kathleen Lyle. Distribution was organized by Maryvonne Grisetti.

Valuable input, help and advice were received from policy advisers to the Director-General of World Health Organization and many technical staff at WHO in Geneva and regional directors and members of their staff, WHO country representatives and country office staff. Contributions were received from the following WHO regional and country office staff: Mohamed Amri, Alberto Barcèlo, Robert Burton, Luis Gerardo Castellanos, Lucimar Coser-Cannon, Niklas Danielsson, Jill Farrington, Antonio Filipé Jr, Gauden Galea, Josefa Ippolito-Shepherd, Oussama Khatib, Jerzy Leowski, Silvana Luciani, Gudjon Magnússon, Sylvia Robles, Aushra Shatchkute, Marc Suhrcke, Cristobal Tunon, Cherian Varghese and Yanwei Wu.

36 million lives could be saved by 2015

The report was edited by Leo Vita-Finzi. Translation coordination was provided by Peter McCarey. The web site and other electronic media were organized by Elmira Adenova, Catherine Needham and Andy Pattison. Proofreading was by Barbara Campanini. The index was prepared by Kathleen Lyle. Distribution was organized by Maryvonne Grisetti.

Design: Reda Sadki. Layout: Steve Ewart, Reda Sadki. Figures: Steve Ewart, Christophe Grangier. Photography: Chris De Bode, Panos Pictures, United Kingdom. Printing coordination: Robert Constandse, Raphaël Crettaz.

More information about this publication and about chronic disease prevention and control can be obtained from: Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion World Health Organization CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland E-mail: chronicdiseases@who.int Web site: http://www.who.int/chp/chronic_disease_report/en/

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