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Putting Money to Work to Prevent NCDs

During the week of the United Nations General Assembly, our VitalTalks event focussed on how fiscal policies can help prevent NCDs and realign incentives in favor of prevention. Our panelists covered a varied set of fiscal policy interventions including taxation, subsidies, and investments in World Health Organization “best buys.”


  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization
  • José Luis Castro, President and CEO, Vital Strategies
  • Her Royal Highness Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, President of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) 2018- 2020
  • Dr. Kelly Henning, Lead of Global Health Programs, Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Douglas Webb, Team Leader, Health and Development, United Nation Development Programme
  • Nina Renshaw, Director, Policy and Advocacy, NCD Alliance
  • Nandita Murukutla, Vice President, Global Policy and Research, Vital Strategies