Diseases, Noncommunicable


A Preview of the World Health Assembly

Speaker: Larry Gostin
Presider: Yanzhong Huang

Yanzhong Huang, Senior Fellow for Global Health and the Council on Foreign Relations and Lawrence Gostin, Professor of Global Health at Georgetown University Law Center, discusses what the upcoming World Health Assembly in Geneva will likely address and possible reforms to the World Health Organization.

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First Global Ministerial Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Noncommunicable Disease Control: Moscow Declaration

After the publication of Global strategy for the prevention and control of NCDs and its action plan, the Russian Federation and World Health Organization organized a conference focused on developing policies and programs that encourage healthy lifestyles and NCD prevention. The conference took place in Moscow, April 28-29, 2011, in Moscow.

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Transcript Speakers: Rachel Nugent, Derek Yach, and Jean-Paul Chretien
Presider: Yanzhong Huang

Profound changes in lifestyle, diets, and access to health care are taking place across the developing world. Higher income is commonly considered to lead to improved health, yet it also leads to increased incidence of noncommunicable diseases. In developing countries, these often affect working adults more than in developed nations. In this meeting, health experts offer analysis and recommendations regarding these trends.



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The Challenge of Non-Communicable Diseases

Panelist: Nils Daulaire
Panelist: Babatunde Osotimehin
Panelist: Derek Yach
Presider: Sheri L. Fink

This September the United Nations will convene a high level summit on prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung diseases, and diabetes. Please join us for a discussion on the extent and source of the NCD problem, and the goals of the upcoming summit.

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