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Uploaded on Apr 27, 2011
Heart and lung diseases, cancer and diabetes touch millions of people worldwide, inflicting great loss of life and suffering, as well as placing great socioeconomic burdens on families, communities and countries worldwide. But action against the global epidemics of these noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and the shared risk factors that contribute to them has now being taken on a global scale. Governments, civil society, many business leaders, academia, healthcare providers and the United Nations family are uniting in the fight against NCDs ahead of the 2011 UN General Assembly High-level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of NCDs. This films describes the issues, challenges and opportunities to scale up international action against these diseases.