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The slow-motion disaster that is breaking the bank

A Rob Moodie
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (9): 508-509. || doi: 10.5694/mja11.11235
Published online: 7 November 2011

Setting the global agenda for prevention and control of non-communicable diseases — a report from the recent United Nations General Assembly high-level meeting

On 19–20 September 2011, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly convened a High-Level Meeting on Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) in New York. This is only the second time in its 66-year history that the UN General Assembly has gathered to consider a health issue, the previous occasion being for HIV in 2001.

  • A Rob Moodie

  • Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: r.moodie@unimelb.edu.au

Competing interests:

I was a non-government representative on the Australian delegation to the UN high-level meeting.

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