IFIC Foundation Executive Director Kimberly Reed reacts to the UN’s political declaration on NCDs
During his closing remarks, His Excellency Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, President of the 66th session of the U.N. General Assembly, said it best: “There is now a mandate and a clear responsibility to address a challenge of epidemic proportions that curtails economic growth and widens social disparities. It will resonate for years to come and guide the efforts of the international community to address the risk factors and underlying determinants of health comprehensively and decisively. . . . Let me also recognize the important role of civil society as we move to implementation, as they will be key partners both in service delivery as well as awareness-raising.”
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