What will ministers discuss at the WHO forum in Ashgabat?

What will ministers discuss at the WHO forum in Ashgabat?

On April 9-10, the II International Ministerial Conference of the World Health Organization (WHO) will be held in the capital of Turkmenistan, the main theme of which will be “Prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCD)”.

NCDs include diseases that are not transmitted to humans, but develop in their bodies for a number of reasons. The main groups of diseases include cardiovascular, chronic respiratory diseases, cancer and diabetes.

The high-level conference agenda includes the presentation of NCD risk factors indicators by Turkmen specialists and the development of preventive and preventive measures against them. This work will involve not only specialists from the field of medicine, but also economics, sports and pedagogy.

At the meeting, over one hundred delegates from 44 countries will also discuss national progress made in the fight against tobacco smoking and alcohol consumption. The WHO/EBRD estimates that Turkmenistan has the lowest tobacco consumption among countries in the region. This is facilitated by the anti-tobacco policy and the popularization of a healthy lifestyle among the younger generation of Turkmen people.

The conference will also touch upon the topic of ecology and the problem of air pollution – one of the main causes of the development of diseases of the upper respiratory tract. Environmental experts from neighboring countries will make a professional assessment and concrete proposals for improving the state of the environment.

Altyn ASHIROVA