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Thirty-six million people die each year from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like heart disease and stroke, diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. On 19-20 September 2011, global leaders met at the United Nations in New York to turn the tide on NCDs.

Unite in the fight against NCDs - September 2011

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19-20 September 2011 Global leaders met at the United Nations in New York  to set a new international agenda to tackle NCDs. Noncommunicable diseases (or NCDs) like heart attack and stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease kill 36 million people each year. Once thought of as a rich country's problem, noncommunicable diseases now take an increasing global toll: four out of every five deaths occur in a low or middle income country. Many of those deaths are among people under 60, triggering serious social and economic consequences.

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