Canada instrumental in watering down elements of noncommunicable diseases plan

Webster, Paul Christopher
October 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/18/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 15, pE1099
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the role of Canada to prevent the noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) plan of the United Nation to be ratified at the UN summit to be held in New York City from September 19-20, 2011. It says that officials from Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) pushed back in talking universal access for health care systems. It says that Canada also supports the removal of a passage that acknowledges food and alcoholic companies' conflict of interest in advising on public health policies.


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