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WHO plan to tackle non-communicable diseases in Europe

 

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WHO plan to tackle non-communicable diseases in Europe

The World Health Organisation has published a vision for the prevention and control of long-term conditions and chronic disease in the WHO European region.

It outlines actions which can help to considerably reduce the burden of long-term conditions, improve quality of life and make healthy life expectancy more equitable. In addition to early diagnosis, the plan advocates the use of fiscal policies and marketing restrictions to promote healthy eating and reducing sedentary behaviour through the health system and environmental modifications. More....