Leaders commit to reduce deaths caused by noncommunicable diseases
20.10.2017 09:17 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
As of today, a three-day global conference on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) has ended in Montevideo, Uruguay, UN Radio says referring to
the World Health Organization (WHO) report.
As to the report, within the conference governments have pledged to reduce suffering and deaths caused by heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other NCDs.
Reportedly, the conference admitted the NCDs kill 40 million people each year and so world leaders will work to reduce these «premature» deaths by one-third by 2030.
As to the report, the Montevideo Roadmap underscores the need for coordinated action from all sectors, not just health.
Reportedly, it points out that many of these deaths could have been averted through tackling tobacco use, air pollution, unhealthy diets, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol, in addition to improved disease detection and treatment.