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Non-Communicable Disease Plan released ahead of time

by Krystal Paco

Guam - It's official: the Guam Non-Communicable Disease Strategic Plan for 2014-2018 has been released and three months ahead of schedule.

At today's NCD Consortium meeting and appreciation event, Department of Public Health and Social Services health services administrator Roselie Zabala commended those involved as the plan addresses everything from tobacco control, alcohol control, physical activity, nutrition, and even community gardens.

Zabala says the whole island community must commit to getting healthy as non-communicable diseases are among the leading causes of death locally, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes.

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