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  • Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and the rights based movement

    Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and the rights based movement

    Policy Briefs
     |  16th August 2011

    Prepared by the NCD Alliance Human Rights Working Group, this briefing paper covers the issue of implementation for prevention, the right to essential medicines and technologies for NCDs, vulnerable populations, monitoring and reporting. Furthermore, 10 key recommendations are outlined.

  • Noncommunicable Diseases: A Priority For Women’s Health And Development

    Noncommunicable Diseases: A Priority For Women’s Health And Development

    Open Letters & Calls to Action
    (1.20MB)  |  25th February 2011

    NCDs impact on women’s health and development across the lifecycle, causing morbidity and mortality, and compromising their socio-cultural status in communities.

  • Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol

    Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol

    Key Political Commitments
     |  21st May 2010

    The global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol represents a collective commitment by WHO Member States to reduce the global burden of disease caused by harmful use of alcohol. The strategy includes evidence-based policies and interventions that can protect health and save lives if adopted, implemented and enforced. The strategy also contains a set of principles to guide the development and implementation of policies; it sets priority areas for global action, recommends target areas for national action and gives a strong mandate to WHO to strengthen action at all levels.

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