Prof Chen presents Global Ac­tion against NCDs

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The World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion (WHO) has planned a 25 per­cent rel­a­tive re­duc­tion in the risk of pre­ma­ture mor­tal­ity from car­dio-vas­cu­lar dis­eases, can­cer, di­a­betes, or chronic res­pi­ra­tory dis­eases.

This was re­vealed dur­ing the work­shop at Moun­tain Inn by Pro­fes­sor Tza­yJinn, Chen, Clin­i­cal Pro­fes­sor and Director of Health Pol­icy and Health Care Re­search Cen­ter, Tai­wan Med­i­cal Univer­sity (TMU) and Ex­ec­u­tive Director for Med­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion and In­ter­na­tional Health, Wan-Fang Med­i­cal Cen­tre.

The WHO Global Ac­tion Plan for the Pre­ven­tion and Con­trol of Non-com­mu­ni­ca­ble Dis­eases spans from 20132020 and its ob­jec­tives in­clude rais­ing the pri­or­ity ac­corded to the pre­ven­tion and con­trol of NCD in global, re­gional and na­tional agen­das and in­ter­na­tion­ally agreed de­vel­op­ment goals, through strength­ened in­ter­na­tional co­op­er­a­tion and ad­vo­cacy.

It also plans to strengthen na­tional ca­pac­ity, lead­er­ship, gov­er­nance, mul­ti­sec­toral ac­tion and part­ner­ships to ac­cel­er­ate coun­try re­sponse for the pre­ven­tion and con­trol of NCD as well as re­duce mod­i­fi­able risk fac­tors for NCDs and un­der­ly­ing so­cial de­ter­mi­nants through cre­ation of health-pro­mot­ing en­vi­ron­ments.

It also seeks to strengthen and ori­ent health sys­tems to ad­dress the pre­ven­tion and con­trol of NCDs and the un­der­ly­ing so­cial de­ter­mi­nants through peo­ple-cen­tred pri­mary health care and uni­ver­sal health cov­er­age; to pro­mote and sup­port na­tional ca­pac­ity for high-qual­ity re­search and de­vel­op­ment for pre­ven­tion and con­trol of NCDs; and to

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