Assembly Holds Hearing on Non-communicable Diseases
The General Assembly held a one-day hearing with non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, the private sector and academia on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Jacob Gayle (second from left), Vice President of Medtronic Philanthropy, addresses a roundtable discussion on “Mobilizing whole of society efforts for NCD prevention and control at national and regional levels”, which was held as part of the hearing and was chaired by Bénédicte Frankinet (centre), Permanent Representative of Belgium to the UN. Other panellists included: Douglas Bettcher (left), Director, Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases (PND), World health Organization (WHO); and Jason Hatke (right), Alzheimer’s Disease International. Also pictured, Sonia Elliott (centre right), Senior Political Affairs Officer, General Assembly Affairs Branch.