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A Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Disease in Malta

Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Ministry for Health, the Elderly and Community Care, Malta Country Resources General Health Strategies and Plans Malta April 2010 Policy document non communicable disease, prevention, strategy

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A Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Disease in Malta

This document aspires to reduce NCD by implementing population strategies which encourage healthy lifestyles and the creation of a social environment that supports health as well as targeting high risk behaviours aimed at improving risk profile through preventive measures at an individual level.

The strategy aims to reduce the burden of Non Communicable Disease by targeting the following major chronic diseases:
- cardiovascular disease,
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,
- mental ill-health
- cancer

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