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09/29/2018 - World Heart Day
September 29, 2018 – World Heart Day.&n ttps://www.worldheartday.org/…
09/24-28/2018 - PAHO Executive Committee Meeting
September 24-28, 2018 – PAHO Executive Committee Meeting.&n ttp://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&a&ew=article&a&=1278%3Aexecutive-committee&a&tid=1258%3Aexecutive-committee&a&emid=41999&…
09/27/2018 - Third UN High-level Meeting on NCDs
September 27, 2018 – Third UN High-level Meeting on NCDs, New York City, NY.&n ttp://www.who.int/nmh/events/2015/getting-to-2018/en/…
NCD Global Targets

More than half of countries are not on track to meet global targets for chronic diseases 09.25.2018

More than half of all countries are predicted to fail to reach the UN target to reduce premature deaths from cancers, cardiovascular disease, chronic  [ ... ]

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When obesity is not just a health problem

When obesity is not just a health problem; information is a citizen's right 08/10/2018
MONTEVIDEO (Uypress) - Obesity and overweight are a health problem in our country. The WHO considers childhood obesity one of the most serious public health proble [ ... ]

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Tackling Childhood Obesity in Canada

Tackling Childhood Obesity in Canada Canada, like many countries around the world, is facing a growing epidemic of chronic diseases. Many of these diseases are propagated by an increase in overweight and obese populations, seen particularly in child [ ... ]

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Entry into Force - Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

Entry into Force of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Product On 27 June 2018, the conditions for the entry into force of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products were met with the ratification of the Un [ ... ]

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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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#QuitBigTobacco

#QuitBigTobacco During the World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Cape Town, Vital Strategies launched a global campaign to separate the tobacco industry from its associates that make their work possible, especially advertising agencies. [ ... ]

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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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