The International Diabetes Federation, International Union Against Cancer and the World Heart Federation urge Commonwealth members and participants of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting to acknowledge the rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Regarded by many as the global health tsunami, threatening the economic and social development of many Commonwealth countries, NCDs need to become a worldwide health priority. The Meeting will take place in the Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from 27–29 November. Our organizations appeal to the Heads of Government at the meeting to issue a call for NCD indicators to be accepted at the 2010 Millennium Development Goals Review Summit, taking place at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2010.
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