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[Correspondence] Port-of-Spain Declaration for global NCD prevention

As global health researchers who work on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and global health diplomacy, we were delighted to see the prioritisation of and emphasis on a global commitment to tackle the epidemic of NCDs in the Comment1 by Sania Nishtar (Oct 21, p 1820). Nishtar suggests excellent strategies, such as a multi stakeholder structure to serve as a holistic platform, to enable transparency and accountability to negotiate policy space for NCDs. Nishtar also highlights that none of the more than 80 disease-specific partnerships that have been created holistically address NCDs, and that this requires a multisectoral, partnership-based solution.

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