Global ARCH attends UN General Assembly for Prevention and Control of NCDs

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Global ARCH attends UN General Assembly for Prevention and Control of NCDs

On July 5th, 2018, Global ARCH attended the Interactive Hearing in preparation for the third High-level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) as part of the Children’s HeartLink delegation. Global ARCH President Amy Verstappen advocated for the recognition of rheumatic and congenital heart disease as a major cause of NCD mortality and disability worldwide. She joined the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Global Health CouncilPartners in Health, and many other stakeholder groups in calling for life-long access to needed medical care for every person affected by NCDs.

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