People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
FCTC: Action Now! Campaign
- June 18, 2012
WHO and the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health are hosting a conference on the implementation of the UN Political Declaration on Non-communicable Diseases in the EMRO Region, 10-12 September 2012.
Representatives from ministries of health, foreign affairs and planning, the League of Arab States, United Nations funding agencies, programmes and agencies, international financial institutions, development banks and other key international organizations are expected to attend.
The aims of the conference are to:
- review and adopt a set of monitoring indicators for noncommunicable disease surveillance systems;
- share strategies, tools and cost-effective interventions that countries in the Region may have implemented in relation to surveillance, prevention and improved health care for noncommunicable diseases;
- articulate a road map for capacity-building for the Region based on a review of current regional and national capacities;
- discuss and adopt a research agenda concerning noncommunicable disease priority areas in the Region.
Learn more about the conference.