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WHO Executive Board meets in Geneva to discuss global health issues

WHO Executive Board Meeting

The Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) is meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, this week and next (25 Jan. to 3 Feb.) to discuss global health issues including antimicrobial resistance, the International Health Regulations, adolescent health, and health and the environment, among others.

Noncommunicable diseases prematurely take 16 million lives annually, WHO urges more action

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Urgent government action is needed to meet global targets to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and prevent the annual toll of 16 million people dying prematurely – before the age of 70 – from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes, according to a new WHO report.

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