The NCDs fight awaits data, pushes need to change perceptions

Addressing people's lack of physical activity, unhealthy diets and use of tobacco is key in tackling noncommunicable diseases, according to the World Health Organization. But there is still a general perception that these risk factors are more of an individual responsibility than an issue to be addressed by governments, a WHO official tells Devex.

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  • Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.