Follow Us:

social twitter box white 32 social facebook box blue 32social linkedin box blue 32YoutubeISN Blog

Monday, 19 September 2016 10:11

ISN participates in high-level WHO meeting in Copenhagen Featured

By 
Rate this item
(1 Vote)

Last week, ISN joined European health ministers and high-level representatives from 53 Member States at the 66th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Europe to discuss the challenges of tackling the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Europe.

Valerie at WHO CopehagenAt the meeting, ISN strongly supported the goals and implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals and Health 2020 for the prevention and control of NCDs.

It also called for heightened awareness of the clinical, economic and social burdens of kidney disease, which are at present frequently underestimated.

Valerie Luyckx, who represented ISN at the meeting commented: “It is very encouraging to see the engagement and commitment of all the European health ministries in supporting the holistic approach to health in their populations through achieving universal health care, strong support for the NCD Action Plan and acknowledgement of the life-course approach to prevention of NCDs. Great action plans are now in place and as discussed here, it is the time for effective and ongoing implementation.”

ISN’s written intervention to the meeting can be viewed HERE.

Read 1976 times Last modified on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 09:07

Global Operations Center

Avenue des Arts 1-2
1210 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 808 04 20
Fax: +32 2 808 4454
Email contact

               

Americas Operations Center

340 North Avenue 3rd Floor
Cranford, NJ 07016-2496, United States
Tel: +1 567 248 9703
Fax: +1 908 272 7101
Email contact