Ministerial panel discussion calls for addressing the unopposed marketing of unhealthy products to prevent noncommunicable diseases
21 October 2014, Tunis – A wide ranging high-level panel discussion on the prevention of noncommunicable diseases has been held during the WHO Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean. During the panel, moderated by television anchor Mrs Laila Al-Shaikhali, Dr Ala Alwan, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, announced a new WHO initiative to address the unopposed marketing of tobacco and unhealthy products to the public, working in close coordination with ministers of health and a range of partners.
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