Main themes

Taxation: A win-win for public health and mobilization of domestic resources

Taxation policies have proved to be effective in reducing the consumption of tobacco and alcohol. How can such policies be introduced as part of a broader fiscal reform? Examples from implementation at country level will illustrate the societal benefits of tobacco taxation.


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Managing hypertension

From salt reduction to health systems – how can hypertension be effectively addressed to reduce the burden of raised blood pressure on current and future generations? Approaches include using health-care analytics, strategies for salt reduction and improving blood pressure control.


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Importance of commercial determinants

Improving health in a market environment – best buys, economic evidence, win-win, evidence-based cooperation – what works and how to tread the balance. Country examples and lessons learned will complement keynote presentations.


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Innovation and information

How can innovative approaches to epidemiology, data collection and management, a joint monitoring framework and NCD interventions, as well as natural experiments, contribute to reducing NCDs?


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Next steps for NCDs in Europe

Can the targets for reaching the global goals be accelerated? What is possible in the Region given the current status and should the Region be more ambitious?


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