Sweet power: the politics of sugar, sugary drinks and poor nutrition in Australia
Unhealthy diets and poor nutrition are leading contributors to Australia's burden of disease and burgeoning health-care costs. sugar sweetened beverages fotoIn 1980, just 10% of Australian adults were obese, today that figure is 28% – among the highest in the world.

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Heart Foundation of Jamaica Mass Media Campaign 'Are you drinking yourself sick?'

The NCD Alliance, together with World Heart Federation, Coalición Latinoamérica Saludable, Healthy Caribbean Coalition, World Obesity Federation and Union for International Cancer Control, wishes to underscore the importance of mass media campaigns to protect and promote public health.

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NCDs take up 70% of Jamaica's health budget

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr Andrew Wheatley, says non-communicable diseases (NCDs) take up 70 per cent of the country's health budget, and represent the biggest public health challenge globally in the 21st Century.

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Civil society organizations from most countries of the Americas are united in requesting Heads of State that they attend the United Nations High Level Meeting on NCDs, scheduled for September 27, 2018 in New York City, and that they assume an urgent commitment to public health by implementing policies to confront NCDs.

In the Americas, NCDs—cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and chronic respiratory illnesses—represent approximately 80% of all causes of death and 35% of premature deaths and have been recognized as one of the principal challenges for sustainable development in the 21st century worldwide.

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