01 Apr 2012
NCDs include cancer, cardiovascular diseases, chronic lung diseases and diabetes.
The letter signals the need to keep up the momentum generated in the Political Declaration issued at the UN High-level Meeting on NCDs in September 2011, and marks the growing acceptance of NCDs as a global health and development priority.
The letter concludes: “The development of a comprehensive approach to achieving improved health outcomes is best achieved by multiple sectors and constituencies. Such a comprehensive approach is essential to tackling NCDs and to advance human development.”