Progress on non-communicable diseases "insufficient and mixed"

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Assessing patients for risk factors is an important factor in preventing NCDs.UN Photo/Logan Abassi

Progress on controlling non-communicable diseases or NCDs has been described as "insufficient and uneven" in a report launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday

NCDs include illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease.

The Non-Communicable Diseases Country Profiles 2014 report provides an overview of the current situation in 194 nations.

Daniel Dickinson asked Leanne Riley an expert at WHO whether the report contained mainly good or bad news.

Duration: 3'24"

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