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  1. Health Blog
    Health Blog August 17, 2011 at 6:20 am | | Reply

    President Obama should attend the Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases at UN. Non-Communicable Diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and many other have become so common and widespread that they constitute major health care expenses.
    We request President Obama to attend the summit.

  2. tmana
    tmana August 17, 2011 at 10:53 am | | Reply

    I’m having trouble accessing the list. A zip file downloads and everything shows up as just XML formatting without content

  3. Michael Hoskins
    Michael Hoskins August 17, 2011 at 12:05 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for the post, Amy. Despite all of the various issues and challenges and controversial matters that could come up if any commitment was required, I find it troubling that elected (as well as those from other countries who are chosen by whatever method) wouldn’t bother to just show up at such an important forum to LISTEN. No signature needed, people. Just be there to hear some talk about what’s important. Your presence doesn’t symbolize your support or disagreement for anything… but your absence does. Seriously.

  4. Herb Riband
    Herb Riband August 18, 2011 at 3:19 pm | | Reply

    It is very encouraging to see the diabetes community engaging so actively in this important global health event. Thank you for your commitment.

    From the moment we at Medtronic announced last year our support of the NCD Alliance to prepare for the UN High-Level meeting, we have held hope that outcomes would chart a course to improve the way the world addresses NCDs such as diabetes… moving them to the top of the global health agenda where they belong.

    We feel strongly that in order to make meaningful progress, governments, multilateral agencies like the WHO, academia, NGOs, patients and the private sector must join forces and pursue a wide range of innovative initiatives, including multi-stakeholder partnerships, incentives, education and awareness campaigns. The health and economic costs are too staggering to ignore.

    -Herb Riband, VP of Medtronic International Government Affairs

  5. madusanka
    madusanka August 20, 2011 at 10:13 pm | | Reply

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