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Lung disease.
Heart diseases.

These noncommunicable diseases are the world's biggest killers, responsible for 7 out of every 10 deaths worldwide.

Today more than ever, we need your help to #BeatNCDs & promote #MentalHealth!

The #UNGA High-level meeting on noncommunicable diseases just started! Let’s #BeatNCDs
📺 live: via @UNWebTV
“Noncommunicable diseases are widespread. I call on you leaders to fulfil commitments you already made to integrate action on NCDs”—@AminaJMohammed, @UN Deputy Secretary-General at the #UNGA high-level meeting to #beatNCDs
"Noncommunicable diseases kill 41 million people prematurely every year, many of them in the prime of life. But we could prevent nearly 10 million of those deaths by 2025." - @DrTedros #BeatNCDs #UNGA
"The diseases & conditions we are here to discuss are not just labels. They’re a living reality for millions of people. They’re a cause of needless suffering, expense & death for people in this room. For people in our families. For the people you represent"- @DrTedros #UNGA
"At the current pace, less than half the world’s countries will meet the @GlobalGoalsUN target of reducing premature mortality from NCDs by one-third by 2030"— @DrTedros #BeatNCDs #UNGA
"Increasing tobacco taxes.
Restricting alcohol advertising.
Reformulating food products with less salt, sugar and fat.
Vaccinating girls against cervical cancer.
Treating hypertension and diabetes." - @DrTedros #BeatNCDs #UNGA
"If implemented globally, the NCDs best buys will save 10 million lives by 2025 globally, and prevent 17 million strokes and heart attacks by 2030 in the poorest countries. But the benefits go beyond health"— @DrTedros #BeatNCDs #UNGA
"The benefits of best buys go beyond health. They can also be a powerful economic tool. Every dollar invested in the best buys will yield a return of at least seven dollars by 2030." - @DrTedros #BeatNCDs #UNGA
“La salud pública es asunto de todos. Es hora de actuar y vencer las enfermedades no transmisibles”—Presidente Tabaré Vázquez de #Uruguay durante la reunión #UNGA sobre ENT #BeatNCDs
"The best buys are no-brainers. They’re like a toolbox. But the thing about tools is that they only work if you get them out of the box and use them.
It takes a decision.
It takes intent.
It takes political will" - @DrTedros #BeatNCDs #UNGA
"I am proposing to create a coalition of champions that will catalyse a global movement at the highest political levels to make bold choices for Noncommunicable diseases”—
@DrTedros #BeatNCDs #UNGA


"We need new political commitment and accountability at the highest levels to win the fight against NCDs" - @DrTedros #BeatNCDs #UNGA
"Universal health coverage, based on strong health systems that deliver people-centred primary care, are the bedrock of the healthier, safer, fairer world we all want" - @DrTedros #BeatNCDs #UNGA
"Together, we can save lives and build the healthier, safer, fairer world we all want." - @DrTedros #BeatNCDs #UNGA

#UNGA: Heads of State commit to lead response to beat noncommunicable diseases and promote mental health.

It's time to #BeatNCDs
It's time to #BeatNCDs
It's time to #BeatNCDs

Air pollution.
Unhealthy diet.
Physical inactivity.

These are the main NCDs risks.

Let's STOP them.
Let's #BeatNCDs.

DYK: Each year 800K people commit suicide.

Let’s #BeatNCDs

We can #BeatNCDs through Universal Health Coverage. We need #HealthForAll!

1 in 5 adults
4 in 5 adolescents

do not do enough physical activity.

Let's #BeActive, let's #BeatNCDs
You can #BeatNCDs by choosing healthy diets

We can #BeatNCDs by promoting physical activity and healthy environments.
Taxes on sugary drinks lead to savings on healthcare. We can #BeatNCDs. #UNGA
#AirPollution may not always be visible, but it can be deadly!
Let’s cut air pollution and #BeatNCDs! #UNGA
Today, world leaders have taken a set of landmark steps to #BeatNCDs. It is a historic opportunity to promote health, save lives, and grow economies. #UNGA

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