The world is waiting for more than empty promises
Analysis in the run-up to the upcoming high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases
devex.com Greater political commitment is crucial to get the global burden of chronic disease under control. Only if the topic is a priority on the agenda of the heads of states can progress be made.
The two recent high-level meetings on non-communicable diseases in 2011 and 2014 have largely failed to follow the declarations of intent and declarations. Therefore, this year's high-level meeting has great expectations as well as the newly-formed WHO commissioned by high-level experts responsible for preparing the meeting. (Photo: United Nations Development Programme/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)