Policy - A Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases in Malta 2010

End year:
Published by:
Ministry for Health, the Elderly and Community Care
Published year:
April 2010
Is the policy document adopted?:
Adopted year:
April 2010
Adopted by:
Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Directorate, Public Health Regulation Division
Type of policy:
NCD policy, strategy or plan with healthy diet components


Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition: 

The overall goal of the NCD strategy is: To develop a mutifactorial approach to NCD prevention through tackling common risk factors targetting both at a population level, and also high-risk groups.

The strategy aims to:

  • Reduce the burden of NCD by targeting the following major chronic diseases: cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, mental ill-health and cancer;
  • Reduce the burden of oral diseases;
  • Improve the individual risk profile by focusing on: four lifestyle-related factors: diet, physical activity, tobacco and alcohol four biological risk factors: obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia and carbohydrate abnormalities

WHO 2nd Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016-2017

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