Noncommunicable diseases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region
AbstractNoncommunicable diseases are increasingly the most prominent cause of morbidity and mortality across the Region. Four major categories of noncommunicable diseases lead the list: cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory conditions and diabetes. These share well-identified behavioural risk factors which, if addressed through effective preventive and control measures, could result in a decrease in disease incidence and premature mortality. The aim of Noncommunicable diseases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region is to highlight areas on which countries can focus in order to scale up national capacity for prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases across all relevant sectors, and thus fulfil their commitments under the United Nations General Assembly Political Declaration on Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (2011). The report is based largely on the results of a 2010 country capacity survey for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region, as well as the Global status report on noncommunicable diseases 2010. Some countries in the Region have updated their survey data since 2010, and these updates have been incorporated in the report and the country profiles where relevant
World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. (2016). Noncommunicable diseases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/250371
EMRO Technical Publications Series;43
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