Healthy Latin America Coalition
NCD Manifesto – About UN Summit – #enoughNCDs
The Healthy Latin America Coalition (HLAC) is an alliance of organizations interested in working together to reduce non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the region of Latin America.
Cardio and cerebrovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes and respiratory diseases constitute an epidemic in our region and are the principal cause of premature death in the great majority of countries. The principal objective is to collaborate in the control of these diseases and their risk factors that are very prevalent such as hypertension, dislipidemias, obesity, sedentarism, tobacco, among others.
It has been amply demonstrated that the problem of NCDs is not only a health and medical one but also one involving cultural, socio-economic, legal and inequity factors. For this reason we seek to convene entities that may join this Coalition with the objective of improving the health of everyone.
To become part of the Healthy Latin America Coalition, please click HERE .