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The Lancet letter: Bold Action needed to combat NCDs

In advance of the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in September, I joined more than 50 health experts to call for a bold, practical approach to reduce this global epidemic.

Officials from ministries of health and the United Nations, leaders of civil society organizations, and academics have joined forces to co-sign a letter published in The Lancet, which urges negotiators for the meeting to incorporate into the draft political declaration an action-oriented, eight-point agenda to accelerate progress.