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Monday, December 9, 2019

WHO calls to meet health and development goals by 2030



Muscat, Oman, Dec. 9- Accelerating actions to reduce premature mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by one third and promote mental health is the purpose of a WHO Global Meeting, which begins this Monday in this capital.

The Global Meeting to Accelerate Progress on SDG Target 3.4 on Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health will run through this Thursday, December 12.

The event will include a high-level segment for ministers of the Member States and the heads of United Nations organizations, as well as non-State actors, in addition to a Multistakeholder Partners' Forum, regional meetings, side events and visits.

In particular, the Multistakeholder Partners' Forum will be focused on the vision outlined in WHO's 13th General Programme of Work 2019-2023, focusing on three strategic priorities: achieving primary health care, addressing health emergencies and encouraging healthier populations.

This is a five-year plan aimed at ensuring that one billion more people have access to universal health coverage, one billion more people are protected against health emergencies and one billion more people enjoy better health and welfare.

The Global Meeting will focus on strengthening the capacity of national directors and administrators in the field of NCDs, through actions that put countries on a sustainable path with a view to achieving the SDGs by 2030. (Prensa Latina)