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Briefing in preparation for the third High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases and the High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis
1 Jun 2018 -  Briefing with Permanent Representatives to the United Nations from the Americas in preparation for the third High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases and the High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Jamaica and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Every year, 5.2 million people die from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the Americas, primarily from diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancers, and chronic respiratory diseases, with 35 percent of these deaths occurring prematurely in people between 30 and 70 years of age. At the same time more than 20,000 people die from Tuberculosis (TB) each year and more than one quarter of a million people are affected by this disease in the Americas. NCDs and TB also share several underlying social determinants: there is a strong association with poverty, living and working conditions, and financial and social protection.
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