World Health Assembly Draft Decision On NCDs

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Members of the World Health Organization tonight will consider a draft decision on how the organisation will address the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol.

The draft decision text, A65/A/Conf.Paper No. 3 Rev.1, is available here [pdf].

According to sources, a drafting group reached agreement on this document yesterday and it was made available today. Targets (paragraph 3) were not agreed and will be taken up again at a meeting in October, they said.

The annual World Health Assembly is taking place from 21-26 May.

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