Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2013-2020

World Health Organization, Revised Draft, 11 February 2013

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Four categories of disease – cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes – make the largest contribution to morbidity and mortality due to noncommunicable diseases and are the main focus of the draft action plan. These four noncommunicable diseases can be largely prevented or controlled by means of effective interventions that tackle shared risk factors, namely: tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol as well as through early detection and treatment. These major noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors are considered together in the draft action plan in order to emphasize shared aetiological factors and common approaches to prevention.

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