During this year’s United Nations General Assembly week, Philips and Devex, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, will also host a special side-session to the Sustainable Development Impact Summit. This side-session, which takes place on Wednesday, September 26, from 9:30 - 11:00 AM at Convene, Union Square Hub, 730 Third Ave., New York City, will deep dive into how NCD challenges can be confronted by including early diagnosis in future plans for prevention and treatment. The discussion will also link to the wider debate on universal health coverage and the importance of primary health care in providing the holistic patient-centered focus needed to combat NCDs at local level.
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