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WHO European High-Level Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases has been held in Ashgabat
11 Apr
WHO European High-Level Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases has been held in Ashgabat

According to the State news agency of Turkmenistan on the 9-10th of April 2019, the WHO European High-Level Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases “Meeting non-communicable disease targets to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Europe” has been held in the “Yildiz” hotel of Ashgabat city.

During the first day of the session, the participants spoke about the work done up to the current time by the WHO member-states and partners which contributed to the attainment of positive results on the control of NCDs on global level, thus making an input in the process of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the Agenda 2030.  As the result of the first day of the Conference, a briefing was organized for the political scientists and the stakeholders.  

During the second day of the session, the participants spoke about the significance of strategic partnership between the countries and international organizations, particularly with the UN agencies and non-governmental entities. In this context the necessity of providing equal access to innovation technologies, appropriate data on the national and interregional level was mentioned.

The issues related to the consequences of tobacco smoking and alcohol use in the process of preventing and controlling the non-communicable diseases were discussed. Particularly, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and further development of plans in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals were discussed. Here, the effective input of Turkmenistan in the development of relevant programmes was noted.

As was reported, the World Health Organization awarded Turkmenistan with a certificate for the outstanding contribution to the prevention of noncommunicable diseases.