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News in Brief 21 September 2022

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A two-year old girl with cancer gets her vitals taken by a nurse at a hospital in Ghana.
WHO/Ernest Ankomah

WHO welcomes initiative to combat noncommunicable diseases, responsible for 7 in 10 deaths worldwide

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, welcomed the setting up of a new Heads of State and Government Group to get the world back on track to reduce premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart and lung disease, by a third – in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - and promote mental health and well-being.