Former President of Botswana Festus Gontebanye Mogae presented recommendations from the UN High Level Commission's report, which include a series of proven, cost-effective 'best buys' such as taxation on alcohol, sugary drinks and tobacco and bans on their marketing; public awareness campaigns and education, writes the WHO.
Botswana Leads the Way on Fighting Health Threat Endangering Millions of Lives in Africa
WHO, 17 September 2018
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Former President Mogae presented recommendations from the High Level Commission’s report.
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