World Health Organization
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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes the huge impact of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide—an issue that the Millennium Development Goals did not address. Within Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the aim is to reduce premature deaths from NCDs by one third by 2030 (SDG target 3.4), strengthen implementation of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (3.a), strengthen the prevention and treatment to reduce the harmful use of alcohol (3.5), support the research and development on medicines for NCDs that primarily affect developing countries (3.b), and achieve universal health coverage (3.8). For the full list, please see https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg3.
The successful inclusion of NCDs in the new development agenda gives important positive momentum to the next stretch of reducing premature deaths from NCDs, which will culminate in 2018 with the third High-level Meeting …