Venezuela reiterates its health commitments to the UN
The Vice-minister for Latin America of the People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations, Rander Peña, participated on Wednesday in the event “World Health Organization: Political leadership and accountability on NCDs and mental health”, framed in the 74th General Assembly of the United Nations.
A space that allows the world to review the commitments made by the UN member countries to combat mental and noncommunicable diseases such as cancer, heart disease, lung conditions, strokes and diabetes.
Exactly one year ago, leaders from all over the world adopted a total of 13 measures to address them, at that time the General Director of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, stressed that it was a historic opportunity to promote health and save lives
Its commitment includes the implementation of a series of prevention policies recommended by WHO, covering public education and awareness campaigns; as well as solid legislation to protect people from tobacco, insane foods and other harmful products.
#AHORA | Viceministro para América Latina, Rander Peña, participa en el evento “Organización Mundial de la Salud #OMS, Liderazgo político y rendición de cuentas sobre ENT y salud mental: Habilitar vidas más saludables y el bienestar”.#UNGA#UNGA74 pic.twitter.com/InnFQT4xw3
— Cancillería Venezuela 🇻🇪 (@CancilleriaVE) September 25, 2019