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October 2018

Over 300 organisations and experts calls on world leaders to address NCDs


The Asia-Pacific Heart Network has joined many of the world’s leading health organisations to sign a declaration calling for action by all governments to tackle non-communicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease.

It comes in the wake of disappointing outcomes from the UN summit on NCDs in September 2018.

The declaration states, Governments cannot afford to continue sleepwalking into a sick future. The world is reaching an inflection point and a tepid response to NCDs is simply not an option – for the sake of billions of people around the world, it is time for a radical change.

The APHN calls on all governments in the Asia-Pacific region to increase efforts to prevent and control NCDs, especially heart disease and stroke, the region’s leading killers.

Read the statement here and view the list of signatories.