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Priority actions for the non-communicable disease crisis

Beaglehole, Robert, Bonita, Ruth, Horton, Richard, Adams, Cary, Alleyne, George, Asaria, Perviz, Baugh, Vanessa, Billo, Nils, Casswell, Sally, Cecchini, Michele, Colagiuri, Ruth, Colagiuri, Stephen, Collins, Tea, Ebrahim, Shah, Engelgau, Michael, Galea, Gauden, Gaziano, Thomas, Geneau, Robert, Haines, Andy, Hospedales, James, Jha, Prabhat, Keeling, Ann, Leeder, Stephen, Lincoln, Paul, McKee, Martin, Mackay, Judith, Magnusson, Roger, Moodie, Rob, Mwatsama, Modi, Nishtar, Sania, Norrving, Bo, Patterson, David, Piot, Peter, Ralston, Johanna, Rani, Manju, Reddy, K. Srinath, Sassi, Franco, Sheron, Nick, Stuckler, David, Suh, Il, Torode, Julie, Varghese, cherian and Watt, Judith (2011) Priority actions for the non-communicable disease crisis The Lancet, 377, (9775), pp. 1438-1447. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60393-0). (PMID:21474174).

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The UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in September, 2011, is an unprecedented
opportunity to create a sustained global movement against premature death and preventable morbidity and disability
from NCDs, mainly heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease. The increasing global crisis in NCDs is a barrier to development goals including poverty reduction, health equity, economic stability, and human security. The Lancet NCD Action Group and the NCD Alliance propose five overarching priority actions for the response to the crisis—leadership, prevention, treatment, international cooperation, and monitoring and accountability—and the delivery of five priority interventions—tobacco control, salt reduction, improved diets and physical activity, reduction in hazardous alcohol intake, and essential drugs and technologies. The priority interventions were chosen for their health effects, cost-effectiveness, low costs of implementation, and political and financial feasibility. The most urgent and immediate priority is tobacco control. We propose as a goal for 2040, a world essentially free from tobacco where less than 5% of people use tobacco. Implementation of the priority interventions, at an estimated global commitment of about US$9 billion per year, will bring enormous benefits to social and economic development and to the health sector. If widely adopted, these interventions will achieve the global goal of reducing NCD death rates by 2% per year, averting tens of millions of premature deaths in this decade.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 6 April 2011
Published date: 23 April 2011
Organisations: Infection Inflammation & Immunity


Local EPrints ID: 179741
ISSN: 0140-6736
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Author: Robert Beaglehole
Author: Ruth Bonita
Author: Richard Horton
Author: Cary Adams
Author: George Alleyne
Author: Perviz Asaria
Author: Vanessa Baugh
Author: Nils Billo
Author: Sally Casswell
Author: Michele Cecchini
Author: Ruth Colagiuri
Author: Stephen Colagiuri
Author: Tea Collins
Author: Shah Ebrahim
Author: Michael Engelgau
Author: Gauden Galea
Author: Thomas Gaziano
Author: Robert Geneau
Author: Andy Haines
Author: James Hospedales
Author: Prabhat Jha
Author: Ann Keeling
Author: Stephen Leeder
Author: Paul Lincoln
Author: Martin McKee
Author: Judith Mackay
Author: Roger Magnusson
Author: Rob Moodie
Author: Modi Mwatsama
Author: Sania Nishtar
Author: Bo Norrving
Author: David Patterson
Author: Peter Piot
Author: Johanna Ralston
Author: Manju Rani
Author: K. Srinath Reddy
Author: Franco Sassi
Author: Nick Sheron ORCID iD
Author: David Stuckler
Author: Il Suh
Author: Julie Torode
Author: cherian Varghese
Author: Judith Watt

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