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UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases: addressing four questions

Robert Beaglehole, Ruth Bonita, George Alleyne, Richard Horton, Liming Li, Paul Lincoln, Jean Claude Mbanya, Martin McKee, Rob Moodie, Sania Nishtar, Peter Piot, K Srinath Reddy, David Stuckler

The Lancet | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2011


Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), principally heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases, are a global crisis and require a global response. Despite the threat to human development, and the availability of affordable, cost-effective, and feasible interventions, most countries, development agencies, and foundations neglect the crisis. The UN High-Level Meeting (UN HLM) on NCDs in September, 2011, is an opportunity to stimulate a coordinated global response to NCDs that is commensurate with their health and economic burdens. To achieve the promise of the UN HLM, several questions must be addressed. In this report, we present the realities of the situation by answ..

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