New publication on NCDs: Environmental factors one of the main causes of preventable deaths

WECF HEAL NCD reportNon-communicable diseases (NCDs) are now a leading cause of preventable morbidity and related disability, and therefore significantly affect the well-being of many individuals and workers in their daily lives.

A new publication on NCDs aims to provide the latest knowledge from some of the leading experts and organisations from four perspectives: women’s organisations, the health sector, developing countries and trade unions.

The authors identify the links of NCDs with environmental pollution in these four areas and share priorities for preventive policy action as well as sharing instructive case studies. The publication clearly demonstrates environmental factors as major determinants for NCDs, and the related challenge for sustainability.

The publication results from a cooperation of Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF), Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), SustainLabour and International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN), with the Regional Office for Europe of UNEP in the context of active participation and engagement of major groups and stakeholders in environment and health agenda setting, policy dialogue and decision-making.

You can find the press release here
The publication is available here

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