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Healthy Caribbean Coalition - WHO Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health

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WHO - Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health

In May 2004, the 57th World Health Assembly (WHA) endorsed the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health. The Strategy was developed through a wide-ranging series of consultations with all concerned stakeholders in response to a request from Member States at World Health Assembly 2002 (Resolution WHA55.23). The Strategy, together with the Resolution by which it was endorsed (WHA57.17), are contained in this document.

1. Recognizing the heavy and growing burden of noncommunicable diseases, Member States requested the Director-General to develop a global strategy on diet, physical activity and health through a broad consultation process.1 To establish the content of the draft global strategy, six regional consultations were held with Member States, and organizations of the United Nations system, other intergovernmental bodies, and representatives of civil society and the private sector were consulted. A reference group of independent international experts on diet and physical activity from WHO’s six regions also provided advice.

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