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Mongolia - The letter to Minister D.Sarangerel of Ministry of Health of Mongolia
18.09.2018 - Mongolian Stroke Association
Dear Minister D. Sarangerel ,
I am writing on behalf of Mongolian Stroke Association to ask Ministry of Health to commit to take action on the prevention and treatment of stroke and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) ahead of the Third United Nations High-Level Meeting on NCDs, which will be held later this year on 27 September 2018.
At this UN High-Level Meeting (UN HLM), governments will review progress and make commitments to accelerate national action on NCDs, which pose a heavy burden in all countries. This meeting provides an opportunity to make a real difference nationally and globally, and it is critical that Minister D.Sarangerel of Ministry of Health of Mongolia attend and agree on urgent actions to prevent NCDs, including stroke, and to ensure access to timely and effective treatment.
As a stroke organization we would also call for specific commitment and action in relation to stroke. Globally, stroke took the lives of 5.5m people and accounted for 116m DALYs in 2016 alone. Stroke shares risk factors with several other NCDs including cardiovascular diseases, dementias and cancers. In Mongolia stroke remains a significant issue that our country have high incident and mortality of stroke among the world countries and risk factors, such as prevalence of tobacco consumption, obesity or insufficient physical activity and national salty tea and fatty food.
Commitment and coordination to address NCDs and stroke will be critical to turning the tide on premature mortality from NCDs by 2030 and is fundamental to the achievement of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3. Specific government actions that we call on you to advance include:
Mongolian Stroke Association
Member World Stroke Organization
Prof Ravdan Amarbayasgalan
Mongolian State first Hospital
Ulaanbaatar Sukhbaatar district 54\70 Mongolia
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