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WHO launches Global Action Plan on Physical Activity

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is today joining Prime Minister António Costa of Portugal to launch the new « WHO Global action plan on physical activity and health 2018-2030: More active people for a healthier world. »

« Being active is critical for health. But in our modern world, this is becoming more and more of a challenge,  largely because  our cities and communities aren’t designed in the right ways, » said Dr Tedros. « We need leaders at all levels to help people to take the healthier step. This works best at city level, where most responsibility lies for creating healthier spaces. »

Worldwide, one in five adults, and four out of five adolescents (11-17 years), do not do enough physical activity. Girls, women, older adults, poorer people, people with disabilities and chronic diseases, marginalized populations, and indigenous people have fewer opportunities to be active.

Regular physical activity is key to preventing and treating noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and breast and colon cancer. NCDs are responsible for 71% of all deaths globally, including for the deaths of 15 million people per year aged 30 to 70…

Find the global article here : http://www.who.int/news-room/detail/04-06-2018-who-launches-global-action-plan-on-physical-activity

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7 Juin 2018

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