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On Monday 19 January 2015 the Second Global Status Report on NCDs was launched. The report shows that the majority of premature deaths from NCDs occur in low and middle income countries. This underlines NCDs as a major developing issue.

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Statement by Ambassador Steffen Kongstad, Monday 19 January 2015

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The Global Status Report on Violence Prevention, launched on 11 December 2014, documents the scale, the impact and importantly; what can be done in terms of prevention programmes, legislation and services to victims.

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Norway attended the WHO conferance on clima and health. 
Photo: UD.

“The evidence is overwhelming: climate change endangers human health. Solutions exist and we need to act decisively” Margaret Chan, WHO Director General.

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Norwegian Director General for Health, Dr. Bjørn Guldvog. 
Photo: © Rebecca Ravneberg/Helsedirektoratet.

Member States of the United Nations met in July 2014 in New York to assess the progress made in the global fight against non-communicable diseases. Norwegian Director-General for Health, Dr. Bjørn Guldvog led the Norwegian delegation to the meeting.

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The group of seven’s yearly resolution on global health and foreign policy was adopted in the General Council on 12 December 2014, focusing on the safety of health workers in conflict.

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Press release: ‘The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the worst the world has ever seen, and is a serious threat to health, security and development both in the region and globally. Unless the international community, and particularly the UN and WHO, scale up and speed up the response, the situation will continue to deteriorate,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Press release regarding the Norwegian contribution to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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After nearly a week of intense negotiations, meetings, side events, discussions, bilaterals, and resolutions, the 67th WHA concluded on at 2130 on Saturday. Here you will find out interventions, most of them as held, but some as submitted to the secretariat in writing so as to save time.

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