Archived: WMA Council Resolution on Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases

Adopted by the 171st WMA Council Session, Santiago, Chile, October 2005
and rescinded at the 66th WMA General Assembly, Moscow, Russia, October 2015 

Chronic non-communicable diseases are a rapidly growing problem worldwide. They have major adverse health, social and economic effects especially in poor nations.

The WMA Council welcomes the work of the WHO on “Preventing Chronic Diseases, a vital investment” and recommends that all NMAs work with health professional organizations, interested stakeholders and their governments to prevent and relieve the increasing burden of chronic disease.

Council Resolutions, Resolution
NCD, Non-Communicable Diseases, WHO