To provide technical assistance in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of strategies for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in South Africa.
The World health statistics 2012 report puts the spotlight on the growing problem of the noncommunicable diseases burden.
This discussion Paper will inform proceedings at the World Conference on Social Determinants of Health about how countries can implement action on social determinants of health.
During the 61st Session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa, national African Public Health Associations held meetings and worked towards the formation and launch of the AFPHA.
On the 31st of May the WHO highlights the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocates effective policies to reduce consumption.
The World Conference will take place in Rio de Janeiro from 19 to 21 October 2011. Comments on the Technical Paper for the Conference are welcome by Friday 3 June 2011.
The WHO released a publication containing 13 case studies focussing on the implementation of public health programmes that are addressing social determinants.
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