WHO Global Conference on NCDs - audiovisual resources
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.