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WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says intensified action is needed to respond to the global epidemics of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), primarily heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes. He has urged leaders at all levels of society to use the 18-20 October 2017 WHO Global Conference on NCDs in Uruguay as an opportunity to focus on ensuring government policies are geared to promoting health and preventing and treating NCDs.
This is a vital step to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 3.4 to reduce premature deaths from NCDs by one-third by 2030, and to contribute to the achievement of other SDGs that will map a road towards a healthier, fairer and more sustainable future.
WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 Awards – Region of the Americas: Dr Eduardo Bianco, Coordinador Regional para las Americas de la Framework Convention Alliance (FCA), Oriental Republic of Uruguay
WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 Awards - European Region: British Heart Foundation, United Kingdom
WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 Awards - European Region: Mrs Susanne Løgstrup, Director of the European Heart Network, Belgium