WHO South-East Asia regional meeting on health and development challenges of noncommunicable diseases
Date: 1-4 March 2011
Place: Jakarta, Indonesia
WHO is organizing this Regional Consultation for South-East Asia Member States to prepare for the UN General Assembly High-level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of NCDs on 19-20 September. More than 22% of deaths worldwide due to noncommunicable diseases occur in the 11 countries in WHO’s South-East Asia Region. A third of these deaths are expected to be among middle-aged adults under the age of 60 years. This epidemic of noncommunicable diseases can be largely prevented through cost-effective public health measures.
Conclusions and recommendations
Jakarta Call for Action on Noncommunicable Diseases
Closing press release: Jakarta call for action on noncommunicable diseases
Op-ed by WHO SEARO Regional Director Dr Samlee Plianbangchang