Research: UN Summit on Non-communicable Diseases
The Lancet - Non-Communicable Diseases Series 2013
The first paper emphasizes the importance of embedding NCDs into post 2015 MDG strategy, essential if the '25 by 25' target is to be achieved; paper 2 details NCD countrywide approaches including planning, implementation, accountability, and the importance of a National NCD Commission to monitor progress. An affordable step-wise approach will be the key to successful NCD implementation. Other papers discuss reducing health inequalities, 'unhealthy commodities' such as the food and drink industries, and of the importance of the scaling-up of access to vital medicines, especially the need for wider availability of affordable generic drugs.
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Should the G20 Summit Respond to the Call of the UN Summit on NCDs?
McGill World Platform for Health and Economic Convergence
The UN Summit on NCD Prevention and Control underscored the importance of, and called for, a “whole-of-society” (WoS) approach to tackling the pressing global NCD crisis. This document entails what the key tenets of a WoS approach to NCD prevention and control should be, and explains why and how the upcoming G20 Summit should further the response to the NCD crisis with such a WoS approach.
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UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases: addressing four questions
13 June 2011
Prof Robert Beaglehole a , Prof Ruth Bonita a, George Alleyne b, Richard Horton c, Prof Liming Li d, Paul Lincoln e, Prof Jean Claude Mbanya f, Prof Martin McKee g, Prof Rob Moodie h, Sania Nishta i, Prof Peter Piot g, Prof K Srinath Reddy j, David Stuckler k, for The Lancet NCD Action Group.
This answers four questions needed to be addressed inorder for consensus at the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs in September: are NCDs a global crisis; in what way is NCD a development issue; are affordable and cost-eff ective multisectoral and health-system interventions available; and why are high-level leader ship and accountability necessary?
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The Lancet and The NCD Alliance prioritize action against the NCD crisis
The Lancet and The NCD Alliance
This proposal offers five priority actions needed to fight the NCD crisis:
1. Leadership 2. Prevention 3.Treatment 4. International Cooperation 5. Monitoring, reporting, and accountability
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Global status report on noncommunicable diseases 2010
20 April 11
World Health Organization
This online report summarizes the global burden of NCDs, their risk factors and determinants
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Priority Actions for the Non-communicable Disease Crisis
NCD Action Group and NCD Alliance propose five priority actions for September Summit
6 April 2011
This proposal sets out priority interventions for states to adopt leading up to the NCD Summit in September.
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Getting the politics right for the September 2011 UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs
Devi Sridhar, J. Stephen Morrison and Peter Piot
Center for Strategic & International Studies
This report outlines propositions that need to be adopted by member countries at the September Summit inorder to have NCDs become a global priority.
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Silent Killer, Economic Opportunity: Rethinking Non-Communicable Disease
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