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and rescinded at the 66th WMA General Assembly, Moscow, Russia, October 2015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.