Official Release: New WHO statistics highlight increases in blood pressure and diabetes, other noncommunicable risk factors

Fri, 05/18/2012

Geneva - 16 May 2012 – The World Health Statistics 2012 report, released today, puts the spotlight on the growing problem of the noncommunicable diseases burden.

WHO warns of high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity

Wed, 05/16/2012

Reuters- Kate Kelland

Health data released on Wednesday provided the clearest evidence to date of the spread of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease from developed nations to poorer regions such as Africa, as lifestyles and diets there change.

The United Nations data showed one in three adults worldwide has raised blood pressure - the cause of around half of all deaths from stroke and heart disease - and the condition affects almost half the adult population in some countries in Africa.

NCDA Statement to the 45th Session of the UN Commission on Population and Development

Wed, 04/25/2012

                                               Statement to the 45th Session of the
                                   UN Commission on Population and Development

Kenyan Government to Address Non-Communicable Diseases with Danish Funding

Tue, 04/24/2012

 

Kenya Prime Minister and Danish Trade Minister launch multibillion diabetes treatment and management pilot project in Dagoretti

 

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 12 – The Government is reviewing the National Health policy to effectively factor the needs of patients suffering from non communicable diseases.

Prime Minister Raila Odinga announced that the government will in the next few months launch a new policy whose key objective will focus on the social and economic implication of non communicable ailments in the wake of increased cases of such diseases.

Release of NCD Alliance Briefing Paper: NCDs and Sustainable Development

Wed, 04/18/2012

 

The upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) is an opportune time to outline NCDs and health as a critical development issue. The NCD Alliance has called for any outcome document from Rio+20 to include the prior recognition of health within the context of sustainable development, health as fundamental to sustainable development, and the need to integrate health policies into policies and programs designed to address the emerging challenges identified by the Rio+20 process.

Dropping Key Targets on NCDs places Future Health of the World’s Ageing Population at Risk

Tue, 04/10/2012

Wednesday 4 April -  The theme of this year’s World Health Day is healthy ageing. With data showing that the major causes of premature death and years lost to disability in people aged 60 years and over are non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the NCD Alliance* says that dropping key targets on NCDs will put the health of the world’s ageing population at risk.

President of Sri Lanka stresses need to guard against non-communicable diseases

Thu, 04/05/2012

The following news story was published in the Sri Lanka Daily News:

The government always stands to safeguard and strengthen the free health service while implementing qualitative and timely measures such as free education, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.

World Health Day: NCD Alliance says dropping key targets on non-communicable diseases places future health of the world’s ageing population at risk

Fri, 01/29/2016

The theme of this year’s World Health Day is healthy ageing. With data showing that the major causes of premature death and years lost to disability in people aged 60 years and over are non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the NCD Alliance* says that dropping key targets on NCDs will put the health of the world’s ageing population at risk.

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