Preventing Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
NCDs are the 21st century’s foremost threat to health, well-being and prosperity. What connects most NCDs is that they are highly preventable and are driven by a number of common, modifiable risk factors related to tobacco, alcohol, unhealthy food, limited physical activity and air pollution. The EU has the powers to prevent NCDs by creating health-enabling living environments. But this potential is vastly underused.
EPHA advocates for a strong European NCD prevention and health promotion agenda that answer to people’s aspirations for a healthy continent for current and future generations.
News & Advocacy
EPHA’s response to WHO public hearings regarding a new international instrument on pandemic preparedness and response
EPHA welcomes this new international instrument on pandemic preparedness and response, which should reflect lessons learnt during COVID-19 while being forward looking.
European Parliament’s special committee on COVID-19 is an opportunity to drive health equity forward
Examining lessons learned and formulating recommendations for the new COVID committee within the EP.
Alcohol should be regulated more strictly than any other product considering its negative impact on both people’s health and society at large
CLEAN AIR FOR HEALTH
STOP Childhood Obesity project (Horizon 2020)
FRESHER project (foresight and modelling for NCD prevention)