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Disability and NCDs

An estimated 1 billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, have a disability 1, and the increase in diabetes, cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke), mental disorders, cancer, and chronic respiratory illnesses, will have a profound affect on this…

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Fiscal policies for diet and prevention of NCDs

The Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2013–2020 proposes that “as appropriate to national context, countries consider the use of economic tools that are justified by evidence, and may include taxes and subsidies, to improve…
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Halt the rise in obesity

Heart disease and stroke, cancers, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) cause tens of millions of deaths per year, the majority of which occur during the most productive years of life. NCDs reduce economic output and…

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