The honorary post. The head of The Ministry of health became a co-chair of the Commission who

The Minister of health of Russia Veronika Skvortsova. © /

Sergey Mamontov

/ RIA Novosti

The Commission was established by the who Director General, Dr. Edroom in October 2017.

The co-chairs of the high level Commission also elected President of Uruguay, tabaré vázquez, the President of Sri Lanka Maitripala Sirisena, the President of Finland Sauli Niinisto and former Federal Minister of Pakistan Sania Nishtar.

The purpose of the Commission is to prepare a high-level meeting on noncommunicable diseases the UN General Assembly.

We will remind that the Russian Federation is among the world leaders on the effectiveness of measures for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases. The country has a modern mass health screenings to help prevent the development of diseases at early stages.
Thanks to these measures, Russia has experienced a historic increase in life expectancy of the population, which in 2012 increased by 2.44 years to 72.68 years (70,24 years in 2012).

Conscious attitude. Doctors are encouraged to actively care about their health

The mortality rate for the 12 months 2017 in comparison with 2012 decreased by 6.8% and amounted to 12.4 cases per 1000 population (2012 and 13.3).

Infant mortality fell by 36% from 8.6 (in 2012) to 5.5 per 1,000 live births according to the results of the 12 months. 2017.

Maternal mortality declined by 37% from 11.5 (in 2012) to 7.3 per 100 thousand live births, according to the 12 months. 2017.

20.6 % reduction in mortality from diseases of the circulatory system, to 737,1 584,7 on 100 thousand population.

The mortality rate of the working age population in January-June 2017 declined compared to 2012 by 17% and amounted to 480,6 on 100 thousand population (in 2012 – 575,7 per 100 thousand population).

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