High-level Consultation in the European Region on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases, with a Particular Focus on the Developmental Challenges

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) pose the greatest threat to health in the WHO European Region today. These diseases – including heart diseases and stroke, diabetes, cancer, chronic lung diseases and mental health disorders – account for 86% of deaths and 77% of the disease burden in the 53 countries in the European Region.

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Noncommunicable diseases on global health agenda

The First Global Ministerial Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Noncommunicable Disease Control took place in Moscow, Russian Federation on 28–29 April 2011. European delegations met before the Conference to discuss WHO European Region’s challenges in and solutions to the problem.

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Summary report on the regional high-level consultation on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)

This is the final version of the report from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)/WHO Regional High-level Consultation, incorporating feedback from Member States. It was presented at the First Global Ministerial Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Noncommunicable Disease Control, held in Moscow, Russian Federation on 28–29 April 2011.