Chronic diseases and health promotion

Preventing chronic diseases: a vital investment

WHO global report

This report makes the case for urgent action to halt and turn back the growing threat of chronic diseases; it presents a state-of-the-art guide to effective and feasible interventions; and provides practical suggestions for how countries can implement these interventions to respond successfully to the growing epidemics.


Full report in English

Foreword and supporting statements by:

WHO Director-General,
President of Nigeria,
Minister of Health, India,
Vice-Minister of Health, China.

Part One - Overview

Report’s main messages, and 10 common misunderstandings about chronic disease.

Part Two - The urgent need for action

Overview of risk factors and burden of chronic disease globally.

Part Three - What works: the evidence for action

Evidence-based interventions for prevention and control of chronic diseases.

Part Four - Taking action: essential steps for success

Public health approach to formulate and implement effective chronic disease policy.

Annexes

Methods for projections and economic analysis, WHO regions, World Bank income groupings.

Report in different languages

Arabic

توقي الأمراض المزمنة: استثمار بالغ الأهمية

Chinese

预防慢性病-项至关重要的投资 概要

English

Preventing chronic diseases:
a vital investment

French

Prévention des maladies chroniques: un investissement vital

Italian

Prevenire le malattie croniche: un investimento vitale

Portuguese

Prevenção de doenças crônicas: um investimento vital

Russian

Предотвращение хронических болезней: жизненно важное вложение средств

Spanish

Prevención de las enfermedades crónicas: una inversión vital

MORE ON CHRONIC DISEASE REPORT

Media centre

Press releases, broadcast footage, media contacts.

Launch

Presentation of the report and media coverage.

Read from others about the report

Links to regional media activity, press gallery, supporting statements.

Quotes from the report team

Comments and feedback

E-mail alerts with news about the report, and your comments

Order information

2005, 200 pages [E]
ISBN 92 4 156300 1
CHF 30.00/US$27.00
In developing countries: CHF 21.00/US$ 18.90
Order no. 11500638