This roadmap aims to facilitate progress towards the 2030 targets, and was adopted in September 2022 at the Seventy-fifth Session of the WHO Regional Committee. It includes three strategic directions, applicable to all Member States, as well as an interactive tool designed to help countries accelerate context-specific actions.

This Global status report on physical activity is WHO’s first dedicated global assessment of global progress on country implementation of policy recommendations of the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (GAPPA) 2018-2030.

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – chief among them, cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke), cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases – along with mental health, cause nearly three quarters of deaths in the world. Their drivers are social, environmental, commercial and genetic, and their presence is global.

The strategy builds on the experience of the 2019–2021 strategy and the findings of the mid-point evaluation of the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013–2030.

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death globally as well as in the South-East Asia Region.

Around the world, millions of refugees and migrants in vulnerable situations, such as low-skilled migrant workers, face poorer health outcomes than their host communities, especially where living and working conditions are sub-standard, according to this report by the WHO.

Sedentary lifestyle and physical inactivity are among the major behavioural risk factors for many noncommunicable diseases (‎NCDs)‎, and quality of life and well-being. The available data show that the prevalence of physical inactivity among adults is 15% and among adolescents it is as high as 74% in the WHO South-East Asia Region.

A new WHO report shows that close to 7 million deaths could be prevented by 2030 if low- and lower-middle-income countries were to make an additional investment of less than a dollar per person per year in the prevention and treatment of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

Work-related diseases and injuries were responsible for the deaths of 1.9 million people in 2016, according to the first joint estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organization (ILO).

The 15th issue of annual publication - National Health Profile 2020 - provides comprehensive information related to health sector and ensures that all data pertaining to public-funded surveys related to health are available user-friendly formats at one place and in public domain.

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