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Table 2 Core population-based NCD interventions and global targets

From: Assessing health system challenges and opportunities for better noncommunicable disease outcomes: the case of Mauritius

Relevant voluntary global targets by 2025 Core interventions
• 30% reduction in the prevalence of current tobacco use in persons aged 15+ Increase tobacco taxes and prices to reduce affordability
Implement plain/standardized packaging and/or large graphic health warnings on all tobacco packages
Enact and enforce comprehensive bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship
Eliminate exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke in all indoor workplaces, public places, public transport
Implement effective mass media campaigns that educate the public about the harms of smoking /tobacco use and second hand smoke
Provide effective and population-wide support (including brief advice, national toll-free quit line services, nicotine replacement therapy) for tobacco cessation to all those who want to quit
• At least 10% reduction in the harmful use of alcohol Use of pricing policies on alcohol including taxes on alcohol
Restrictions and bans on alcohol advertising and promotion
Restrictions on the availability of alcohol in the retail sector
Minimum purchase age regulation and enforcement
Allowed blood alcohol level for driving
• Halt the rise in diabetes and obesity
• 30% reduction in mean population intake of salt/sodium
• 10% reduction in the prevalence of insufficient physical activity
Reduce salt intake and salt content
Virtually eliminate trans-fatty acids
Implement public awareness programmes on diet and physical activity
Reduce free sugar intake
Increase intake of fruit and vegetables
Reduce marketing pressure of food and non-alcoholic beverages to children
Promote awareness about diet and physical activity
  1. Source: WHO [21]