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The Global Conference on noncommunicable diseases to call for accelerated action on NCDs

The WHO Global conference on NCDs, organized by the Presidency of Uruguay and the World Health Organization, is being held on 18-20 October, 2017, in Montevideo, capital of Uruguay.


WHO Global Conference on NCDs: Statement by WHO Director-General Dr Tedros

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says intensified action is needed to respond to the global epidemics of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), primarily heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes. The 18-20 October 2017 WHO Global Conference on NCDs in Uruguay will focus on ensuring government policies are geared to promoting health and preventing and treating NCDs, and to support achievement of Sustainable Development Goal target 3.4 to reduce premature deaths from NCDs by one-third by 2030.

WHO Global Conference on NCDs: Statement by President of Uruguay, Dr Tabaré Ramón Vázquez

The President of Uruguay, Dr Tabaré Ramón Vázquez, says that the conference offers a unique opportunity to accelerate action to prevent and control NCDs, including cardiovascular and chronic pulmonary diseases, cancer, and diabetes. The focus of the conference will be on promoting health and action against NCDs across all areas of government policy making – not health alone.

Noncommunicable diseases -
Global Conference in October 2017

Noncommunicable diseases –
Global Conference opening video

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Save lives from NCDs

More is needed to beat NCDs

Beat the drum:
People are coming together to beat NCDs

World leaders coming to Uruguay to beat the
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Messaging on noncommunicable diseases (October 2017)

Michael Bloomberg
WHO Global Ambassador for NCDs

Michel Sidibé
Executive Director, UN AIDS

Jayathma Wickramanayake, Envoy on Youth
to the United Nations Secretary-General

Saul Niinistö
President of Finland

Francis Gurry, Director-General
World Intellectual Property Organization

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