TITLE

The missing elements of the noncommunicable diseases action plan

AUTHOR(S)
Webster, Paul Christopher
PUB. DATE
October 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/18/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 15, pE1103
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the political declaration of the United Nations (UN) on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes. It states that the declaration calls for the 196 member states of the UN General Assembly to organize voluntary national plans to tackle NCDs. According to Director-General Margaret Chan of the World Health Organization (WHO), bolstering surveillance will be the crucial first step in dealing with the issue.
ACCESSION #
67100226

 

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