Non-communicable disease: campaign for action – meeting the NCD targets

This WHO website provides a host of resources about the global situation and strategies to achieve the nine-global voluntary NCD targets with the overall objective to reduce premature deaths from cancers, heart and lung diseases and diabetes by 25 per cent by 2025.

An additional resource about the impact of nursing on NCD management can be found here:

[Site accessed 29 April and last updated February 2018].

New Zealand research reviews – diabetes and obesity

This focused review features key medical articles from global diabetes and obesity journals, with specific New Zealand expert commentary. Broadly, topics include insulin and metformin use, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, type 1 diabetes, bariatric surgery, diabetic retinopathy, thiazolidinediones and sulphonylureas.

[Site accessed 29 April and last updated 2018].

Dr Kathy Holloway is the director of the Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health at Victoria University. 



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