Noncommunicable diseases and mental health

Media centre

UN High-level Meeting on NCDs and related side-events

Media access

Dates: 19-20 September 2011
Location: UN General Assembly building, New York, USA

Telephone: +1 212 963 6934 or +1 212 963 6937
Fax: +1 212 963 4642
E-mail: malu@un.org

Media wanting to cover the NCD events but do not possess UN press credentials should request accreditation from:

Facts about NCDs

  • 36 million people die annually from NCDs.
  • 63% of all global deaths are due to NCDs.
  • 9 million people die too young from NCDs, before the age of 60.

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Menno van Hilten
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