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130506 WHA Draft action plan for prevention of NCDs


130506 World Health Assembly Draft action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases 2013–2020
report of the Secretariat

The global burden of noncommunicable diseases continues to grow; tackling it constitutes one
of the major challenges for development in the twenty-first century. In resolution WHA53.17 on
Prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, the Health Assembly reaffirmed that the global
strategy for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases and its implementation plan were
directed at reducing premature mortality and improving quality of life.