Objective 2050: Four visions for a comprehensive NCD prevention strategy

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes or mental helath conditions, are amongst the greatest public health challenges worldwide, being responsible for the death of 41 million people each year according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Now imagine a world without!

Together with a group of young thinkers from the Geneva area, in the context of our Global lab project, we have dared to imagine a world where NCDs were largely addressed by prevention measures and policies targeting risk factors such as air pollution, unhealthy diets, tobacco use, and physical inactivity. Ahead of the 4th High-level Meeting of UN General Assembly on NCDs in 2025, our authors call upon the international community to act and take bold measures impacting both our health as well as the health of our planet.

Curious to know more about our recommendations? Then join us for the launch of our policy brief Objective 2050: four visions for a comprehensive NCD prevention strategy followed by an interesting discussion.



  • Presentation of key recommendations to address unhealthy diets, tobacco use, air pollution and physical inactivity by 2050
  • Exchange with Thomas Siegrist (Prevention of NCD Division, Federal Office of Public Health)
  • Apéro riche!