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France Health Strategy

In France, Minister of Health, Agnès Buzyn, has launched the consultation phase of the government’s new national health strategy, which will focus on the reducing the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The High Council for Public Health (HCSP) identified the priority areas for the draft policy, suggesting that public health officials should focus on diet, beverage alcohol consumption, and drug use, which it referred to as the “three risk factors” that contributed to a majority of preventable mortalities. Buzyn announced that the new policy will deter harmful drinking, smoking, and unhealthy diet, and would be implemented in 2018 following the consultation phase, stating that the government’s goal “is to develop a medium- and long-term vision… [that would give fresh] impetus and breath to our health policies.”

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