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For ten years, funding for health care in Russia has increased more than six times. Reputable into this field had been fruitful: the country has managed to increase life expectancy by four years, and the mortality rate has decreased by 9%.

This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Health and Social Development of Russia Veronika Skvortsova at a meeting of the UN General Assembly on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). According to the information voiced in Russia NCDs are a major cause of morbidity and mortality, such a trend can be seen all over the world.

Skvortsov told that the government in order to prevent and combat the most common of these diseases — such as cancer — deploys an active campaign against smoking and alcohol abuse, promoting good nutrition, promotes mass sports, creates a healthy lifestyle. As a result, in the short term life expectancy of Russians has increased nearly four years, and the mortality rate has fallen by more than 9%.

Russia is also increasing its contribution to global health by providing more than $ 36 million to the fight against NCDs in other countries. At the initiative of Russia in Moscow in April took place the First Global Ministerial Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Noncommunicable Disease Control. It is in many ways the Moscow Conference has played a key role in the preparation and conduct of the current session of the UN.

Skvortsov said that in May next year states — members of the United Nations to adopt a resolution of the World Health Organization, which "must identify a specific algorithm for further collective action" in this direction

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