Dr. Sania Nishtar of Pakistan will be led United Nations health agency’s establishment of a high-level global commission on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Commission will look for ways to control the world’s major causes of death and extend life expectancy for millions of people to find new.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), said that novel approaches and action are urgently required to stop people dying pointlessly from non-communicable diseases.
“I am dedicated to addressing our health challenges,” he said. “So, I am happy that Dr. Nishtar has agreed to lead this commission. She will bring inspiring knowledge, reliability, and obligation to effort.”
Dr. Nishtar has experience of years on non-communicable diseases and served as a government minister responsible for health, science and information technology once. She was co-chair of WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity.
The commission will work on NCDs such as cardiovascular disease, cancers, diabetes and respiratory disease but also mental health issues and effects of violence and injuries.
40 million people killed each year due to NCDs across the world, accounting for 70 % of all deaths, according to the statement. More than 80% of all deaths from NCDs in low to middle-income states.
World significant had committed in 2015 to diminish premature deaths from diseases by 1/3 by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals according to WHO. WHO’s recent reports show that world still struggling to encounter that target.
Government representatives and health leaders review progress on target at the WHO Global Conference on Noncommunicable Diseases, at Uruguay.