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2017 WHO Global Conference on NCDs

World Health Organization (WHO) is organizing the “Global Conference on Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs): Enhancing policy coherence between different spheres of policy making that have a bearing on attaining SDG target 3.4 on NCDs” to, by 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from NCDs through prevention and treatment…

NEWS: Heineken: Cultural Appropriation To Sell Beer

Heineken has apologized for appropriating the “Roxbury Love” mural from a Boston neighborhood in a series of beer ads which began appearing in Roxbury and Dorchester liquor stores already in 2016. “The offense is so egregious to remove the iconic picture of what is known as a global hero and figure. Remove that. And we’re going to put in a bottle of Heineken?”

NEWS: Indiana, US: How Big Alcohol Lobbies Locally

The State of Indiana is planning to revise the state’s alcohol code. To that end a new panel, the Alcohol Code Revision Commission, has been created to make recommendations about how to change Indiana’s retail rules on alcohol sales. The alcohol industry is spending money to sway commission members, even though this type of influencing is formally banned…

NEWS: Thailand: Excise Tax Overhaul Affects Alcohol

The new excise tax will mark a substantial change in how Thailand computes taxes for products such as vehicles, alcohol, cigarettes, non-alcoholic drinks, batteries, crystal glass and air conditioners. The system replaces the existing ex-factory prices and cost, insurance and freight (CIF) values with suggested retail prices. The Excise Department hopes that the new basis will create a fairer system for manufacturers and importers after the revelation that some businesses were exploiting ex-factory and CIF values to understate their tax bills…

REPORT: Preventing NCDs With Integrated, Life-Cycle Approach In Maternal And Child Health Services

Maternal and child health service programmes across the reproductive health life-cycle are strongly positioned to play an important role in NCD prevention given early life influences on NCD risks and outcomes. Many non-health sectors can impact NCD risk, and the SDG’s emphasis on multisectorality supports the consideration of NCD risk reduction in many different sectoral programmes…

NEWS: Turkey: New Plan To Tackle NCDs Burden

Turkey is facing a growing burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Not only do they cause 86% of all deaths in the country, but – most worryingly – the probability of dying prematurely (before the age of 70 years) from NCDs in Turkey is 18%. This means that nearly 1 in every 5 adults dies too early, due to a chronic disease or their risk factors.
To strengthen the prevention and control of NCDs, the Turkish Ministry of Health developed the Multisectoral action plan of Turkey for noncommunicable diseases 2017–2025…