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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FEEDCities project – studying urban food environments

FEEDCities is an ongoing multicountry study, which describes the urban food environments of cities in central Asia, the Caucasus and south-eastern Europe.

Health systems response to noncommunicable diseases

Health systems response to noncommunicable diseases

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Noncommunicable diseases newsletter

In focus: Tobacco

World Health Day

World Health Day 2016: Beat diabetes

7 April 2016

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Video – WHO-FAO: Second International Conference on Nutrition