World Health Assembly: Historic Global Target on NCDs Poised to Pass

World Health Assembly: Historic Global Target on NCDs Poised to Pass

The NCD Alliance announced today that delegates at the 65th World Health Assembly are likely to pass a historic target on chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) tomorrow, May 26.

The NCD Alliance, a network of over 2,000 civil society organizations, including Management Sciences for Health, urged delegates to "support comprehensive Global Monitoring Framework and Targets; support the establishment of a Global Coordinating Platform on NCDs; and put NCDs at the heart of the post-2015 development agenda."

Read more from The NCD Alliance: First global target on non-communicable diseases demands a reduction in preventable deaths by 25% by 2025.

Sara A. Holtz, DrPH, MPH, is senior technical officer in Center for Health Services of Management Sciences for Health.

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