Reports containing new data on the burden of cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, and diabetes will be launched in New York this weekend, ahead of the first ever UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).
The reports will be launched at a panel discussion on Saturday morning hosted by the by the NCD Alliance, and will be available to media ahead of time under embargo. Spokespeople will be available for interview at the panel event, and in the lead up to the Summit this week.
1. The new Global Atlas on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control reveals the divide between rich and poor countries based on rates of premature cardiovascular deaths
2. The Global Asthma Report 2011 provides an overview of the causes and prevalence of asthma, which affects 235 million people worldwide, and demonstrates that untreated and poorly managed asthma are more costly than effective action
3. The Global Diabetes Plan presents cost-effective solutions to respond to the diabetes challenge and halt avoidable deaths, as well as improve the lives of people with diabetes
4. The Collaborative Framework for Care and Control of Tuberculosis and Diabetes*, developed by the WHO and The Union, addresses the fact that diabetes triples the risk of developing TB and TB can worsen glycaemic control in people with diabetes; it also offers guidance for a coordinated response to the two diseases
When: 10.45 – 12.40, Saturday, September 17
Where: New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY, 10029
Contact:: For interviews, please contact Nisha Chhabra on +1 512-965-2827, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors:
• The NCD Alliance will also be hosting a public rally at the New York Academy of Medicine on the afternoon of September 18. Called “UNite for a Healthy Future”, the rally aims to engage the public in the fight against cancer, diabetes, heart and chronic respiratory disease.
• The NCD Alliance is a network of over 2,000 organisations from over 170 countries focusing on NCDs
* This Framework was first released on August 31st 2011; the panel offers an opportunity to explore it in more depth