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WHO/Europe and European Commission join forces to promote physical activity

Zumba class at the gym

WHO and the European Commission are entering a new phase in their cooperation to promote health-enhancing physical activity and help European Union (EU) member states to enhance their policies and actions to support a healthier population.

Heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are a major burden in Europe, both in terms of human lives and health-care costs. But there is a powerful weapon against these threats – getting physically active.