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WHO Action Plan for the Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases, 2008-2013

Published April 1, 2009

The World Health Organization (WHO) published this 2008-2013 Action Plan for the Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases in 2009. The strategy led to the First Global Ministerial Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Noncommunicable Disease Control on April 28-29, 2014.

The report was "written primarily for the community of international development partners, as well as those in government and civil society concerned with urgent action to address the rapidly increasing burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in low- and middle -income countries and its serious implications for poverty reduction and economic development". It dicusses "the four noncommunicable diseases — cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers and chronic respiratory diseases and the four shared risk factors - tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diets and the harmful use of alcohol".

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