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United Nations Secretary General. [United Nations] (2017) Progress on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. Geneva: United Nations. 28 p.

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Initiatives to improve access to good-quality essential health-care services and to safe, effective, good-quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases have not been scaled up in the majority of developing countries. Political commitments have often not been translated into concrete action. Serious constraints driven by economic and trade promotion interests are impeding the implementation by many Governments of some of the “best buys” and other recommended interventions for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, including the taxation of tobacco, alcohol and sugar-sweetened beverages and policies to reduce the impact on children of the marketing of foods and non-alcoholic beverages high in saturated fats, trans-fatty acids, free sugars or salt. There is also a visible gap in respect of each country’s policy space and leadership to establish and implement policies for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Report
Drug Type:Alcohol, Alcohol or other drugs in general, Tobacco
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD prevention, AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:United Nations
Date:December 2017
Pages:28 p.
Publisher:United Nations
Corporate Creators:United Nations Secretary General
Place of Publication:Geneva
Notes:Seventy-second session: agenda item 117 Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
B Substances > Alcohol
B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking) > Tobacco smoke (cigarette law / policy)
G Health and disease > State of health
G Health and disease > Public health
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education > Health promotion
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Substance industry or business
VA Geographic area > International aspects

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