Embedding non-communicable diseases in the post-2015 development agenda


Alleyne, G; Binagwaho, A; Haines, A; Jahan, S; Nugent, R; Rojhani, A; Stuckler, D; Lancet, NCDActionGrp; (2013) Embedding non-communicable diseases in the post-2015 development agenda. Lancet, 381 (9866). pp. 566-574. ISSN 0140-6736 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61806-6

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Abstract

The post-2015 development agenda will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in which health is a core component. This agenda will focus on human development, incorporate the components of the Millennium Declaration, and will be made sustainable by support from the social, economic, and environmental domains of activity, represented graphically as the strands of a triple helix. The approaches to prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have been elaborated in the political declaration of the UN high-level meeting on NCDs and governments have adopted a goal of 25% reduction in relative mortality from NCDs by 2025 (the 25 by 25 goal), but a strong movement is needed based on the evidence already available, enhanced by effective partnerships, and with political support to ensure that NCDs are embedded in the post-2015 human development agenda. NCDs should be embedded in the post-2015 development agenda, since they are leading causes of death and disability, have a negative effect on health, and, through their effect on the societal, economic, and the environmental domains, impair the sustainability of development. Some drivers of unsustainable development, such as the transport, food and agriculture, and energy sectors, also increase the risk of NCDs.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Conservation of Natural Resources, Developing Countries, Health Priorities, organization & administration, Humans, International Cooperation, Politics, Preventive Medicine, organization & administration, United Nations, organization & administration, World Health
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- ) > Dept of Nutrition and Public Health Interventions Research (2003-2012)
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- )
Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Social and Environmental Health Research
Research Centre: Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
PubMed ID: 23410606
Web of Science ID: 314927500032
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/705556

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