Noncommunicable Diseases - joint statement by MMI and PHM at World Health Assembly

“It is disappointing that there is no reference to the work of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) in the report. Unhealthy behaviors do play an important role in determining NCDs however there are structural determinants like education, income, gender and ethnicity which are underlying causes of NCDs and behavioral risk factors” (Medicus Mundi International, May 2011).