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SRI LANKA PROPOSES GLOBAL FUND TO FIGHT NCD

Sep 20, 2011 7:52:15 AM - itnnews.lk

Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena has mooted a proposal to set up a Global Fund to fight against non-communicable diseases (NCD).The Minister was addressing the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases. The Minister emphasized that the Fund should be used to control the spread of non-communicable diseases in middle income countries.Minister Sirisena also said that 60 per cent of the annual death rates were recorded as from non-communicable diseases such as heart ailments, diabetics, strokes and cancers which account 90 per cent from the middle income countries.The meeting particularly focused attention on the enhancement of development initiatives in countries. The meeting will conclude today.