WHO European High-level Conference on Noncommunicable Diseases: Time to deliver – meeting NCD targets to achieve Sustainable Development Goals in Europe
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 9–10 April 2019
Although the European Region is a champion in addressing the noncommunicable disease (NCD) agenda globally, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 remains a challenge.Read more on Background – the need for action
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There are 11 years left to reach the SDGs and to achieve target SDG 3.4 on NCDs, and thereby to save millions of lives.Read more on Conference aims
- How can we scale up implementation of the best buys to achieve SDG 3.4 and the 9 voluntary NCD targets in the Global Monitoring Framework?
- How can we use settings like cities, workplaces and schools to tackle NCDs?
- How can health promotion and health literacy be used to implement actions for NCDs? Read all Key questions on the agenda
A set of best buys and other recommended interventions for the prevention and control of NCDsDownload the publication
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