The missing elements of the noncommunicable diseases action plan

Webster, Paul Christopher
October 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/18/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 15, pE1103
Academic Journal
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.


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