Honiara Communiqué on the Pacific Noncommunicable Disease Crisis

Ministers of Health for the Pacific island countries are gravely concerned that the rapid increase in the incidence and prevalence of noncommunicable disease (NCD) in the Pacific island countries and areas over the past decade is responsible for up to 75% of all deaths and a similar percentage of long-term illness and disability, and declared at their 9th Meeting in Honiara, Solomon Islands, on 28–30 June 2011 that the Pacific island countries and areas are in an NCD crisis requiring urgent attention.
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