Background Information & References

The full guide is available here.

Fewer people are dying from stroke and heart attacks than before, but rising levels of obesity and diabetes, particularly among younger people, are going to push mortality rates higher, according to a new OECD report. According to OECD, advances in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases have led to a 60 per cent drop in mortality rates over the past 50 years in the OECD. Click here to download the full report.

Along with other health organisations, ECDA has been invited to contribute to the review of the report and has provided numerous recommendations.
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UNDESA/WHO Regional High-level Consultation in the European Region on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases, with a particular focus on the developmental challenges
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