May 21, 2022

The Power of Prevention: Lessons Learned from NCDs and COVID-19

World Health Organization, Bloomberg Philanthropies



Ahead of the Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly, WHO and Bloomberg Philanthropies will be co-hosting their annual side event under Michael Bloomberg’s role as the WHO Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) and Injuries.

Even before the pandemic, NCDs were already responsible for nearly three-quarters of global deaths, and they continue to be leading threats to health in all countries. They have also contributed substantially to deaths and serious illness from COVID-19. The event will explore the impact of COVID-19 on NCDs. It will consider what we have learnt about the interplay between infectious and non-infectious diseases, where we go from here, and how we can best protect health in the future.

Whilst in-person participation is by invitation only, this year for the first time the event will be livestreamed. People from around the world are warmly invited to connect online, listen to the speakers and engage with the ideas on May 21 from 17:30-18:30 CEST.