The WHO estimates that diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and mental disorders together account for an estimated 86% of the deaths in the European Region and 70% to 80% of healthcare costs. Good nutrition and adequate physical activity greatly reduce the risk of developing a non-communicable disease and are essential building blocks not only for a healthy population but for a healthy and thriving EU too.
Deputy Director-General for Health and Food Safety Martin Seychell discusses the Steering Group he chairs on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases. Read more to learn what has been achieved so far in the field and what’s in store for 2018.
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