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–    Leaders agreed to implement tax measures to reduce tobacco, alcohol consumptionA declaration by the United Nations (UN) on non-communicable diseases (NCD) is set to launch a global attack on NCDs such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke, chronic respiratory disease and cancer which cause the death of more than 36 million people every year.The consensus,Cheap Jerseys Online, a Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of NCDs, was adopted Monday last.According to the CARICOM Secretariat, the 66th Session of the United Nations opened on Monday with a two-day High Level Meeting on NCD in New York. The forum agreed on the need for global targets to monitor these diseases and their risk factors which include harmful use of tobacco and alcohol, unhealthy diet and physical inactivityThe Political Declaration, which has the full support of the Caribbean Community,Wholesale Stitched NFL Jerseys, also called for Governments, industry and civil society to set up by 2013, the plans necessary to curb the risk factors behind the four groups of NCDs – cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes.Global leaders gave a commitment to increase their efforts to prevent and treat NCDS and to improve health care and greater access to vital medicines necessary to treat those diseases.  They also agreed to implement tax measures to reduce tobacco and alcohol consumption and to monitor the marketing of fast-foods to children.UN Secretary-General Ban ki Moon described the meeting as a landmark event and challenged Member States to step up accountability for carrying out the Political Declaration.“If this document remains just a set of words,Cheap Jerseys For Sale, we will have failed in our obligation toward future generations.  But, if we give this Political Declaration meaning through multiple, concerted and tough actions,Wholesale China Jerseys, we will honour our responsibility to safeguard our shared future,” he said.The UN Secretary-General underscored the excellent foundation provided by the Political Declaration and urged Member States to act together to implement its provisions and “bring non-communicable diseases into our broader global health and development agenda.”Noting that  more than one million of the people dying from non-communicable diseases succumbed in the prime of their lives, with the vast majority of them living in developing countries, the UN Secretary-General was resolute that “Our collaboration is more than a public health necessity,”“Addressing non-communicable diseases was critical, not just for global health, but would also be good for the economy, the environment and the global public good,” he stated.He called on governments, individuals,Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic, civic groups and businesses to play their part.“There is a well-documented and shameful history of certain players in industry who ignored the science -sometimes even their own research – and put public health at risk to protect their own profits.”“There are many, many more industry giants which acted responsibly. That is all the more reason we must hold everyone accountable, so that the disgraceful actions of a few do not sully the reputation of the many which are doing such important work to foster our progress,” he added, calling on corporations that profit from selling processed foods to children, including manufacturers, media, marketing and advertising companies, to act with the utmost integrity.Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Margaret Chan, who also addressed the opening plenary welcomed the Declaration as an excellent turning point in the fight against NCDs. She referred to the High-Level Meeting as a wake-up call for Governments at the highest level and a water-shed event that replaced ignorance and inertia with awareness and right actions immediately.Describing the epidemic of NCDs as a “slow-motion disaster” the WHO Director General stated that health practitioners were doing their best but they could not address this mounting challenge on their own.She was convinced that the response to these diseases must come with equal “top-level power that commanded the right protective policies across all sectors of Government.”Director-General Chan explained that NCDs were largely preventable through cost-effective measures and urged Heads of State and Government to “stand rock hard” against the “despicable” efforts of the tobacco industry and their highly aggressive tactics.She explained that an increase in tobacco taxes and prices could protect health and bring considerable revenue to Governments.  In addition, she stated that salt reduction was among the most cost-effective and feasible public health interventions for those at risk of cardiovascular disease.The WHO Director-General cautioned that in the absence of urgent action,Wholesale China Jerseys, the economic costs of NCDs would rise to levels beyond even the reach of the wealthiest countries.“You have the power to stop or reverse the disaster,” and to ensure that development was moving on a good path….We must act now,” she urged.
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