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Title: Health and development challenges of noncommunicable diseases in the South-East Asia Region : Report of the regional meeting, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1-4 March 2011
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: The WHO South-East Asia Region is in the midst of an epidemiological transition. While infectious diseases are still prevalent, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are emerging as the most common cause of death. The increase in NCDs is being fuelled by demographic changes (ageing population), unplanned urbanization, globalization of trade and marketing, social and economic determinants and progressive increase in unhealthy lifestyle patterns among populations of Member countries in the Region. This report, of the Regional Meeting on Health and Development Challenges of Noncommunicable Diseases in the South-East Asia Region held in Jakarta, Indonesia during 1-4 March 2011, amalgamates regional inputs for the UN High-level Meeting on NCDs planned for September 2011. The objectives of the Jakarta meeting were to review information on socioeconomic determinants and developmental implications of NCDs in the Region; identify regional issues and challenges; and formulate recommendations on various aspects of NCD prevention and control using primary health-care approaches as well as multisectoral and multilevel partnerships.
Gov't Doc #: SEA-NCD-83
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