Priority actions for the non-communicable disease crisis


Beaglehole, R; Bonita, R; Horton, R; Adams, C; Alleyne, G; Asaria, P; Baugh, V; Bekedam, H; Billo, N; Casswell, S; Cecchini, M; Colagiuri, R; Colagiuri, S; Collins, T; Ebrahim, S; Engelgau, M; Galea, G; Gaziano, T; Geneau, R; Haines, A; Hospedales, J; Jha, P; Keeling, A; Leeder, S; Lincoln, P; McKee, M; MacKay, J; Magnusson, R; Moodie, R; Mwatsama, M; Nishtar, S; Norrving, B; Patterson, D; Piot, P; Ralston, J; Rani, M; Reddy, KS; Sassi, F; Sheron, N; Stuckler, D; Suh, I; Torode, J; Varghese, C; Watt, J; (2011) Priority actions for the non-communicable disease crisis. Lancet, 377 (9775). pp. 1438-1447. ISSN 0140-6736 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60393-0

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Abstract

The UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in September, 2011, is an unprecedented opportunity to create a sustained global movement against premature death and preventable morbidity and disability from NCDs, mainly heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease. The increasing global crisis in NCDs is a barrier to development goals including poverty reduction, health equity, economic stability, and human security. The Lancet NCD Action Group and the NCD Alliance propose five overarching priority actions for the response to the crisis leadership, prevention, treatment, international cooperation, and monitoring and accountability and the delivery of five priority interventions tobacco control, salt reduction, improved diets and physical activity, reduction in hazardous alcohol intake, and essential drugs and technologies. The priority interventions were chosen for their health effects, cost-effectiveness, low costs of implementation, and political and financial feasibility. The most urgent and immediate priority is tobacco control. We propose as a goal for 2040, a world essentially free from tobacco where less than 5% of people use tobacco. Implementation of the priority interventions, at an estimated global commitment of about US$9 billion per year, will bring enormous benefits to social and economic development and to the health sector. If widely adopted, these interventions will achieve the global goal of reducing NCD death rates by 2% per year, averting tens of millions of premature deaths in this decade.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: PREVENTING CHRONIC DISEASES, MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES, CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASE, COST-EFFECTIVENESS, MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION, HEALTH-BENEFITS, CLIMATE-CHANGE, GLOBAL BURDEN, RISK-FACTORS, SALT, INTAKE, Alcohol Drinking, prevention & control, Cardiovascular Diseases, therapy, Chronic Disease, prevention & control, Food Habits, Health Priorities, Health Promotion, Humans, International Cooperation, Obesity, prevention & control, Pharmaceutical Preparations, supply & distribution, Risk Reduction Behavior, Smoking, prevention & control, Sodium Chloride, Dietary, administration & dosage, World Health
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Health Services Research and Policy
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology
Academic Services & Administration > Academic Administration
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: ECOHOST - The Centre for Health and Social Change
Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
PubMed ID: 21474174
Web of Science ID: 289963000033
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/756

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