Part Two. The urgent need for action
Chapter Two. Chronic diseases and poverty
Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Adaptations to Millenium Development Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
CZECH REPUBLIC New target added: reduce morbidity and mortality caused by main chronic diseases.
MAURITIUS New target added: have halted by 2015, and begun to reverse, the incidence of noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, cancer, etc.
POLAND New target added: reduce premature adult mortality by 25% by 2010 (primarily due to tobacco and alcohol use, and unhealthy diet).
SLOVAKIA New target added: decrease the spread of cancers to the level of EU countries and decrease the prevalence of respiratory diseases.
THAILAND New indicators added: heart disease prevalence and death rates.
Importance of chronic disease noted in country MDG reports
HUNGARY Tobacco use, cardiovascular disease and cancer are noted as primary contributors to premature mortality.
INDONESIA Tobacco use is reported as a major contributor to ill health, accounting for a large proportion of the total disease burden.
JORDAN Cardiovascular disease and cancer are noted as additional health problems.
LITHUANIA Cardiovascular disease and cancer are noted as the leading causes of death.