Plan of action for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
AbstractCardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic pulmonary diseases accounted for 50% of all deaths in 2005. Tackling the growing regional burden of noncommunicable diseases constitutes one of the major challenges for development in the 21st century. Globally, an estimated 35 million deaths, related to noncommunicable diseases, occur every year, representing 60% of all deaths. The total number of deaths from noncommunicable diseases is projected to increase by a further 17% over the next 10 years, with the highest increase in Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean Region. The Plan of action for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region represents a step forward in preventing noncommunicable diseases in the Region, and in strengthening regional efforts to implement prevention and control programmes. It is aimed at decision-makers, policy analysts and health professionals involved in designing appropriate and effective noncommunicable disease prevention and control programmes
World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. (2011). Plan of action for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/116690
Description27 p. ; 30 cm.
Gov't Doc #WHO-EM/NCD/067/E
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