Noncommunicable diseases and mental health

Global action plan for the prevention and control of NCDs 2013-2020


Publication details

Number of pages: 55
Publication date: 2013
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 150623 6



Scope: The action plan provides a road map and a menu of policy options for all Member States and other stakeholders, to take coordinated and coherent action, at all levels, local to global, to attain the nine voluntary global targets, including that of a 25% relative reduction in premature mortality from cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory diseases by 2025.

Focus: The main focus of this action plan is on four types of NCDs — cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes — which make the largest contribution to morbidity and mortality due to NCDs, and on four shared behavioral risk factors — tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol. It recognizes that the conditions in which people live and work and their lifestyles influence their health and quality of life.

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