EVENTS Full listing here..

05/21-26/2018 - 71st World Health Assembly
May 21-26, 2018 - 71th World Health Assembly.  http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/governance/wha/en/…
05/31/2018 - World No Tobacco Day
May 31, 2018 – World No Tobacco Day.&n ttp://www.who.int/tobacco/wntd/en/…
06/8-9/2018 - G-7 Summit
June 8-9, 2018 – G-7 Summit, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada.&n ttp://www.international.gc.ca/g7/index.aspx?lang=eng…
Saving Lives, Spending Less

Saving lives, spending less: New WHO investment case for NCDs A new WHO report launched today shows that the world's poorest countries can gain US$350 billion by 2030 by scaling up investments in preventing and treating chronic diseases, like heart  [ ... ]

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Sweet Power: Politics of Sugar

Sweet power: the politics of sugar, sugary drinks and poor nutrition in Australia
Unhealthy diets and poor nutrition are leading contributors to Australia's burden of disease and burgeoning health-care costs. In 1980, just 10% of Australian adults wer [ ... ]

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Heart Foundation of Jamaica Mass Media Campaign 'Are you drinking yourself sick?' The NCD Alliance, together with World Heart Federation, Coalición Latinoamérica Saludable, Healthy Caribbean Coalition, World Obesity Federation and Union for Intern [ ... ]

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World No Tobacco Day 2018

World No Tobacco Day 2018: Tobacco and heart disease Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to re [ ... ]

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CTFK Plain Packaging Toolkit

CTFK Plain Packaging Toolkit A practical guide to policy development, drafting the law and overcoming tobacco industry opposition.

Plain packaging of tobacco is a common sense policy that removes the promotional, marketing and advertising f [ ... ]

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Tobacco Control Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic demands 100% smoke free environments
One quarter of deaths due to second-hand smoke are in children.

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Hypertension in Chile

15 Thousand Chileans Die each Year due to Arterial Hypertension According to the ENS 2016-2017, 27.6% of Chilean adults are hypertensive, which in figures reaches 3.5 million people. The biggest problem is that, in the group between 35 and 75 years, [ ... ]

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Obesity and its consequences spreading rapidly around the world.
Clogged arteries and sedentary lifestyles have replaced germs as the world's leading killers. Read more in this article by By JIM LANDERS, The Dallas Morning News,Washington Burea [ ... ]

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More Attention to Blood Pressure Control

PAHO/WHO urges more attention to blood pressure control
In Latin America and the Caribbean, only 1 in 5 people with hypertension manage to keep their blood pressure below 140/90

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