TOWARDS 2025: Strategy and Action Plan to Prevent and Control Non-communicable Disease in Hong Kong

Target 9: Improve availability of affordable basic technologies and essential medicines to treat major NCD Target 8: Prevent heart attacks and strokes through drug therapy and counselling Target 7: Halt the rise in diabetes and obesity Target 6: Contain the prevalence of raised blood pressure Target 5: Reduce tobacco use Target 4: Reduce salt intake Target 3: Reduce physical inactivity Target 2: Reduce harmful use of alcohol Target 1: Reduce premature mortality from NCD Home

Target 9: Improve availability of affordable basic technologies and essential
                medicines to treat major NCD

Together, we will work to achieve the following target by 2025:

Improve availability of affordable basic technologies and essential medicines to treat major NCD

Without effective medicines and essential diagnostic and monitoring equipment made available at health facilities to treat non-communicable diseases (NCD), patients will suffer short and long term adverse effects from their disease. Sustainable health-care financing, health policies that safeguard equitable access, adequate and reliable procurement systems for basic health technologies and essential NCD medicines, training of healthcare workers, and evidence-based treatment guidelines and protocols are all necessary for effective management of NCD.

Factsheet: Target 9

 

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