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United Nations High Level Meeting on non-communicable diseases

December 2011

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"During the 66th UN General Assembly in New York a High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) was convened. This was only the second time that a health issue had been discussed at such an international forum. The resulting political declaration recognised this global health challenge, which has reached pandemic proportions, and took steps to recommend action on prevention, treatment and coordination for the management of NCDs. Many NCDs can be potentially disabling for individuals who live with them and persons with disabilities can be also susceptible to developing NCDs. Handicap International, with the approval of several other disability focussed organisations, attended the meeting and advocated for the inclusion of disability within the NCD agenda. This document describes the outcomes of the High Level Meeting and collaborations engaged in before, during and afterwards. It recommends future action to continue to push for the inclusion of disability into the NCD agenda though a collaborative approach"

Disability and non communicable disease

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"This brief discusses the actions urgently needed to ensure that people with impairments due to NCDs have access to treatment and appropriate, timely, affordable, and high quality rehabilitation interventions for all those who need them. These actions are in line with the Proposed Outcomes Document for the Prevention and Control of NCDs, recommendations of the World Report on Disability and the principles and standards of international human rights law, in particular the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities"


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