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Major report launch, global events on the noncommunicable diseases epidemic

27-29 April, Moscow 

Three major global health events on the noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) 
epidemic are taking place at the World Trade Centre in Moscow during 27-29 
April 2011. World Health Organization Director-General Dr Margaret Chan and 
representatives from more than 150 governments, including approximately 100 
ministers of health, and leaders of civil society, business and other sectors 
will be attending the activities.

    - 27 April: Launch of the first WHO Global Status Report on Noncommunicable 
diseases (NCDs), providing new information on the extent of the epidemics of 
heart and lung diseases, cancers, diabetes and other NCDs on global and 
national levels, and the actions needed to prevent and control NCDs.

An embargoed copy of the report can be obtained from:<>

Journalists should contact <> for the user 
name and password. The report is strictly embargoed until 0800 GMT (10am Geneva 
time) 27 April 2011.

    - 27 April: staging of the first WHO Global Forum: Addressing the challenge 
of noncommunicable diseases, which is being held 27 April and attracting over 
250 global leaders of civil society, private sector, government, UN, health and 
academia to outline actions needed the respond to the NCDs epidemic.

      -- Press conference on both the report and the Global Forum: 12pm, World 
Trade Centre Tower 1, Press Hall.
      - 28-29 April: staging of the First Global Ministerial Conference on 
Healthy Lifestyles and Noncommunicable Disease Control
(co-organised by the Russian Ministry of Health and WHO), which is attracting 
around 100 Ministers of Health and 150 government delegations from around the 
world, along with the WHO Director-General and other global leaders. Multiple 
plenary and thematic discussions on the drivers of and responses
to the NCDs epidemic will be held. The 29 April closing will be marked by
the issuing of a Declaration on NCDs.

      -- 28 April press conference: 10.30am, World Trade Centre, Tower 1, Press 

      -- 29 April press conference: 6pm, World Trade Centre, Tower 1, Press 

These events are cornerstones of the historic drive ongoing in 2011 dealing 
with the NCDs epidemic, including the 19-20 September UN General Assembly 
High-level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases.

Important notes for media:

?       Interview opportunities will be possible throughout each of the three 
0       Accreditation: for correspondents wanting to register online to be 
accredited for these two events, please fill out the forms on the following 

?       WHO Global Forum:<>
0       First Global Ministerial Conference:<>

    - A press room will be available in Tower 1 of the World Trade Centre near 
the main Congress hall.

?       More details: for all documents and programme/agenda information in 
English, French, Russian and Spanish, please go to:

?       WHO Global Forum:<>
0       First Global Ministerial Conference:<>

    - TV media: For interested TV media, all main meetings and sessions will be 
filmed and material can be made available if needed.
      - Webcasting: all sessions over the three days will be broadcast via the 
web at <>

For further information, please contact:

- Paul Garwood, World Health Organization,; Mobile: + 41 79 475 55 46

- Alexander Vlasov, Ministry of Health at the Russian Federation, ; Mobile: +79670676734.

All WHO information can be found at: <>

Shila Kaur

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