United Nations high-level meeting on noncommunicable disease prevention and control
Noncommunicable diseases – or NCDs – like heart attacks and strokes, cancers, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases account for over 63% of deaths in the world today. Every year, NCDs kill 9 million people under 60. The socio-economic impact is staggering. Global leaders will meet at the United Nations in New York from 19-20 September 2011 to set a new international agenda on NCDs.