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  • Australia Passes Historic Legislation on Cigarette Packaging

    Announcements  |  21st November 2011

    Tobacco giant Philip Morris is suing the Australian government over a new law making plain packaging mandatory for cigarettes from December 2012.

  • World Bank: NCDs Weaken Health Systems & Hinder Economic Growth in The Caribbean

     |  18th November 2011

    WASHINGTON, November 17, 2011 Heart disease, cancer, strokes, obesity, diabetes, and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death in the Caribbean and represent a rapidly increasing share of total health expenditure for countries in the region, says the World Bank.

  • 8th Asia Cancer Forum announces commitment to support UN Political Declaration on NCDs

    Announcements  |  07th November 2011

    During last week's JSCO 2012 Annual Meeting, the 8th Asia Cancer Forum adopted a Declaration outlining its commitments to address cancer, in line with the recently adopted UN Political Declaration on NCDs. The Declaration was adopted at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Clinical Oncology which took place from 27 - 29 October 2011 under the theme: “Toward the goal: Finding the best way and Taking the first step”.

  • Political commitment, integrated strategies and affordable medicines are necessary for addressing NCDs

    Announcements  |  02nd November 2011

    Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are threatening millions of lives unless major policy changes take effect, according to experts speaking at a press conference held in Lille, France as part of the 42nd Union World Conference on Lung Health.

  • World Stroke Day - Making the Fight Against Stroke a Global Health Priority

    World Days  |  31st October 2011

    Today is World Stroke Day. There are 15 million people who have a stroke each year. Every other second, an adult or a child, a man or a woman, old or young, suffers a stroke.

  • NCD Alliance welcomes Rio Declaration and calls for joint action on NCDs and Social Determinants

    Announcements  |  24th October 2011

    The NCD Alliance applauds the World Health Organization for convening the World Conference on Social Determinants of Health, coming to an end today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The NCD Alliance congratulates the Government of Brazil for hosting the conference and for providing global leadership on the social determinants of health; and welcomes the adoption of the Rio Declaration as an important and comprehensive set of global commitments.

  • WHO Launches 'Mental Health Atlas 2011'

    Announcements  |  12th October 2011

    “…..New figures from the WHO Mental Health Atlas 2011 indicate that while the need for mental health care is large, with up to 25% of the population requiring it at some point in their lives, there is underinvestment in the sector. The Atlas shows average global spending on mental health is still less than US$ 3 per capita per year and as little as US$ 0.25 per person per year in low-income countries.