Sectoral Brief: Trade and Industry

Sectoral Brief: Trade and Industry <
Published 22nd September 2016
Author WHO, UNDP


This sectoral brief is tailored specifically to trade and industry authorities. It expands upon the following key points regarding what they need to know about NCDs:

  • Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are preventing trade and industry from realizing their full potential.
  • Investing in NCDs makes economic sense.
  • Trade and industry authorities must recognize that the right to health is a fundamental responsibility of government and take action accordingly.
  • Coherence between trade and health policies is essential.
  • Workplace wellness improves health and promotes economic growth.