Noncommunicable diseases

A relatively small group of health conditions is responsible for a large part of the disease burden in Europe. Of the six WHO regions, the European Region is the most affected by noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and their growth is startling. The impact of the major NCDs (diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and mental disorders) is equally alarming: taken together, these five conditions account for an estimated 86% of the deaths and 77% of the disease burden in the Region. WHO/Europe develops norms and standards, guidance and public health tools to help countries implement effective programmes and address risk factors.

Causes, impacts and the role of WHO/Europe

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Culinary master class, Moscow: healthy nutrition can be easy, affordable and tasty

To help dispel some of the new and old misconceptions surrounding healthy nutrition, WHO together with the Russian Federation Ministry of Health hosted an unconventional event in one of Moscow’s parks – a culinary master class on healthy nutrition for representatives of the media.

Health systems response to noncommunicable diseases

Health systems response to noncommunicable diseases


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