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Together, heart disease, stroke diabetes and kidney disease represent the single largest cause of death worldwide, accounting for around 20 million deaths and staggering total of 374 million years of life lost to death and disability in one year alone. Stroke accounted for 116 million years of life lost in 2016 alone. This is why, in addition to raising awareness of specific issues in stroke prevention, treatment and support, the WSO is working in partnership with World Heart Federation, ISN and the World Hypertension League as part of a Global Coalition for Circulatory Health. The Coalition was launched in 2017 at the WHO Global Conference on Noncommunicable Diseases in Montevideo, Uruguay to bring together international, regional and national stakeholders in circulatory health to drive urgent action in preparation for the Third United Nations High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) on September 26 2018

As founding members of the Coalition, WSO has contributed significantly to the preparation of a White Paper launched at a UN side event on Tuesday 25th September. Driving Sustainable Action for Circulatory Health sets out the key pillars of action that governments need to take if they are to deliver global goals on disease reduction:

Pillar 1: Prioritising multi-sectoral and cost-effective interventions
Pillar 2: Fostering access to the prevention and care of circulatory diseases
Pillar 3: Mobilising resources for circulatory health
Pillar 4: Measuring and tracking progress

Please finds the document below 

White Paper Executive Summary in English 

White Paper for Circulatory Health 

Iconographic cost of circulatory health