Saving lives, spending less: New WHO investment case for NCDs

savelivesspendlesscoverA 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 disease and cancer, that cost an additional US$1.27 per person annually. Such actions would save more than 8 million lives over the same period.

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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. sugar sweetened beverages fotoIn 1980, just 10% of Australian adults were obese, today that figure is 28% – among the highest in the world.

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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 International Cancer Control, wishes to underscore the importance of mass media campaigns to protect and promote public health.

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NCDs take up 70% of Jamaica's health budget

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley, says non-communicable diseases (NCDs) take up 70 per cent of the country's health budget, and represent the biggest public health challenge globally in the 21st Century.

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