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Michael R. Bloomberg reappointed as WHO Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries

New Gallup survey indicates strong global support for policies outlined in WHO report to combat growing public health burden of noncommunicable diseases

GENEVA and NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), launched a new report calling on global leaders to take urgent action on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), responsible for 17 million premature deaths every year.

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To accelerate action, Dr. Tedros renewed the two-year appointment of Michael R. Bloomberg as WHO Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries. This is Bloomberg's third reappointment as Ambassador, having first been appointed to the role in 2016.

The announcement came at the first annual gathering of a Heads of State and Government Group for the Prevention of NCDs, led by the President of Ghana and the Prime Minister of Norway,1 held during the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). This follows the launch of a Global NCD Compact  earlier this year by Ghana and Norway.

To mark the occasion, WHO released a new report, "Invisible Numbers: The true scale of noncommunicable diseases,"  and a data portal  that for the first time, brings together all WHO data related to NCDs for 194 countries. The report and portal highlight the extent of the global NCD burden, risk factors, and the progress each country is making in their efforts to combat these diseases and conditions. Every two seconds, someone under the age of 70 somewhere in the world dies of an NCD. Noncommunicable diseases like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and lung disease now outnumber infectious disease as the top killers globally.

"This report is a reminder of the true scale of the threat posed by NCDs and their risk factors," said Dr. Tedros. "There are cost-effective and globally applicable NCD interventions that every country, no matter its income level, can and should be using and benefitting from – saving lives and saving money. I thank President Afuko-Addo, Prime Minister Støre and Michael Bloomberg for their leadership and vision in addressing this major global health issue."

Bloomberg's reappointment comes at a critical juncture for public health. During the COVID-19 pandemic, people living with NCDs faced worse outcomes than those without. Today, Gallup released a new survey commissioned by WHO and Bloomberg Philanthropies that found most respondents in five surveyed countries – including Colombia, India, Jordan, Tanzania and the United States – rank an NCD or NCD risk factor as the biggest health problem in their country.

The public's awareness of the links between NCDs and their risk factors such as tobacco and alcohol consumption, unhealthy diets, and lack of physical activity, is low. Yet, the majority of people surveyed across all countries support a wide number of proven interventions and policies that can reduce deaths from NCDs, such as incorporating more green spaces in urban health design and increasing taxes on tobacco.

"As we continue to respond to this pandemic and prepare for the next, we have seen the critical importance of addressing a major risk factor in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths – noncommunicable diseases," said Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and WHO Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases and Injuries. "Noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic lung disease, and cancer are the world's biggest silent killers – but they can often be prevented with investment in proven, cost-effective interventions. I look forward to continuing to make life-saving investments in NCD and injury prevention alongside Dr. Tedros and the WHO."

As WHO Global Ambassador, Bloomberg will continue to support global, national, and local efforts to protect people from NCDs and injuries. This work also advances the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goal target (SDG 3.4) to reduce the global number of NCD deaths by one-third  through high-impact, population-level policies and programs implemented in cities across the world.

NCDs cause nearly three-quarters of deaths worldwide. Every year, 17 million people under the age of 70 die of NCDs, 86 percent of whom live in low- and middle-income countries. The COVID-19 pandemic further exacerbated the NCD burden by delaying and disrupting care, and in the early months of the pandemic, 75 percent of countries reported disruption to essential NCD services because of lockdown restrictions and channelling of resources. While every Member State of the United Nations has committed to reducing premature death from NCDs by one-third by 2030 – an effort that could save millions of lives – few countries are currently on track to achieve it. Urgent global efforts are needed to get back on track to reach Sustainable Development Goal targets and reduce premature deaths from NCDs.

About Michael Bloomberg's work in public health

An international leader on public health issues, Bloomberg's investments in public health include major, life-saving initiatives to reduce tobacco and youth e-cigarette use with over $1 billion in investments, support healthy food policy, reduce drowning, and improve road safety and maternal health, among others. In 2016, he launched the American Health Initiative at Johns Hopkins University to tackle declining life expectancy in the United States, and in 2017, started the Partnership for Healthy Cities, a global network of 70 cities committed to reducing noncommunicable diseases and injuries. Recently, Bloomberg Philanthropies invested an additional $115 million in global public health nonprofit Resolve to Save Lives – bringing its total investment to $215 million – to continue preventing deaths from heart disease.

About  Bloomberg  Philanthropies

Bloomberg Philanthropies invests in 941 cities and 173 countries around the world to ensure better, longer  lives  for  the  greatest number  of  people. The  organization  focuses on  five  key  areas  for  creating lasting change: the Arts, Education, Environment, Government Innovation, and Public Health.

Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg's giving, including his foundation, corporate, and personal philanthropy as well as Bloomberg Associates, a pro bono consultancy that works  in  cities around  the  world.  In  2021,  Bloomberg Philanthropies  distributed  $1.66  billion.  For  more information, please visit bloomberg.org  or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.

About the World Health Organization

The World Health Organization provides global leadership in public health within the United Nations system. Founded in 1948, WHO works with  194 Member States, across six regions and from more than 150 offices,  to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable. By connecting countries, people and partners, we strive to give everyone, everywhere an equal chance at a safe and healthy life. For more information, please visit www.who.int   or follow us on  Twitter,  Facebook,  Instagram,  LinkedIn,  TikTok,  Pinterest,  Snapchat,  YouTube

1 The Heads of State and Government Group launched a Global Compact on NCDs in April 2022 in Accra, Ghana at the International Strategic Dialogue on NCDs.

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