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Non-Communicable Diseases

Non-Communicable Diseases explores the relevance of law to non-communicable diseases, which are now the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the world.

Featured Project

Indigenous Studies Working Group: Justice in America For Native Americans

The Indigenous Studies Working Group of Georgetown University gathers together colleagues and students interested in the field of Indigenous Studies. They promote greater respect, awareness, and collaboration with Indigenous peoples in our region, in the United States, and across the world.

Eastern Mediterranean Region Office (EMRO) and the Prevention and Control of NCDs

The growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) represents a significant threat to health, development and economic growth in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. Working with the Eastern Mediterranean Region Office (EMRO) of the World Health Organization, the O’Neill Institute is undertaking a project that will assist EMRO and its member states in the prevention and control of NCDs through effective legal and regulatory interventions. The project will identify and systematically categorize effective laws, regulations, interventions and good practices from across the global designed to prevent and control NCDs, focusing on nutrition and diet, physical activity and tobacco consumption. The project will use this analysis to provide guidance on which legal instruments could be introduced with best effect in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, taking into account the diversity of countries in the Region. A second phase of the project will focus on developing guidelines and tools to support implementation of national prevention initiatives, including capacity building through the creation of multidisciplinary teams of public health experts and legislators.