Cities Can Reduce NCDs And Traffic Injuries Through Better Environmental Design & Food/Tobacco Policies
Health Policy Watch "Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, heart disease and stroke, as well as road traffic injuries, are among the leading causes of death in cities – killing some 42 million people worldwide every year. A new report released by the World Health Organization shows how urban leaders can tackle these urban maladies through simple environmental design strategies and as well as food, tobacco and alcohol policy measures.
The report, The Power of Cities: Tackling Non-communicable Diseases and Road Traffic Injuries, suggests ten high-impact interventions for cities, based on WHO expertise as well as the experiences of 19 cities where the strategies have been tested in case-studies." (Photo: Andrij Bulba/flickr, CC BY 2.0)