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Baseline status of policy and legislation actions to address non communicable diseases crisis in the Pacific

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posted by Research Admin on 27 May 2020

The Pacific Monitoring Alliance for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) was developed to monitor the Pacific NCD Roadmap, and this paper reports on the first status assessment for all Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs).  It finds that the PICTs are at different stages in NCD policy and legislation. Some policy and legislation is widely spread in the PICTs, e.g. physical education in schools, while others are less so, such as controlling the marketing of foods and drinks to children.

This is an open access article and can be read in free full text at:  https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-08795-2

Win Tin, S., et al. Baseline status of policy and legislation actions to address non communicable diseases crisis in the Pacific BMC Public Health 20, 660 (2020