National NCDs Document Presented

National NCDs Document PresentedNational NCDs Document Presented

The national document on prevention of non-communicable diseases was introduced at the 62nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean in Kuwait. Deputy health minister Baqer Larijani pointed to the measures taken in Iran to address, prevent, control, and treat NCDs. “The framework comprises nine global targets and 25 indicators and was adopted by member states during the World Health Assembly in May 2013,” said Larijani, Borna News Agency reported. The national document targets reducing saturated fatty acids in food, traffic accidents, addiction, and mental health. “It also includes reduction in premature mortality from NCDs by 25% before 2025.”