United Nations releases draft strategy for noncommunicable diseases

Collier, Roger
September 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/6/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 12, pE779
Academic Journal
The article discusses the draft United Nations (UN) plan for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) which is said to be the basis of a summit to be held in New York City from September 19-20, 2011. It cites that the draft is expected to help fight cardiovascular, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes which kill millions of people globally. It says that NCD is a serious issue which needs attention especially by politicians who are supposed to carry out measures for its prevention.


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