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.