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WHO Global Status Report on Noncommunicable Diseases, 2010

Published 2011

The World Health Organization (WHO) published this report on the global status of noncommunicable diseases. The report "sets out the statistics, evidence and experiences needed to launch a more forceful response to the growing threat posed by noncommunicable diseases. While advice and recommendations are universally relevant, the report gives particular attention to conditions in low- and middle-income countries, which now bear nearly 80% of the burden from diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases. The health consequences of the worldwide epidemic of obesity are also addressed".

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