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

World Health Organization, 2013

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Most of premature deaths from Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) are largely preventable by enabling health systems to respond more effectively and equitably to the health-care needs of people with NCDs, and influencing public policies in sectors outside health that tackle shared risk factors – namely tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, and the harmful use of alcohol. The Global Action Plan provides Member States, international partners and WHO with a road map and menu of policy options which, when implemented collectively between 2013 and 2020, will contribute to progress on 9 global NCD targets to be attained in 2025, including a 25% relative reduction in premature mortality from NCDs by 2025.

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