IDF President co-authors Lancet paper on NCDs

IDF President Jean Claude Mbanya has co-authored a paper answering four questions for the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs to be held in New York on 19-20 September. Other authors include Lancet editor Richard Horton; Robert Beaglehole, Emeritus Professor, University of Auckland; Sir George Allyene, Director Emeritus of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO); Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health at LSHTM.

Endorsed by the NCD Alliance and the Lancet NCD Action Group, the paper argues that action against NCDs will support other health and development priorities. The four questions addressed concern the global nature of the NCDs issue; development and NCDs; cost-effective interventions for poor countries and the level of leadership and accountability required from the Summit.

Read The Lancet paper and its summary.