Noncommunicable diseases and mental health

What are some of the key steps already taken that resulted in the call for a UN summit dedicated to NCDs?

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Q: What are some of the key steps already taken that resulted in the call for a UN summit dedicated to NCDs?

A: Research, evidence on the terrible impact of NCDs, development of guidance to prevent and control these diseases, and intensive advocacy have helped move the global agenda on NCDs forward to where it is today

Key milestones to date have been the 2007 Declaration of the Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community, entitled Uniting to stop the epidemic of chronic non-communicable diseases, and 2009 statement of the Commonwealth Heads of Government on action to combat NCDs.

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UN High-level Meeting on NCD prevention and control - 19-20 September 2011

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