The Global Ambassador aimed to increase global awareness of the burden of NCDs and injuries and support the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals around NCDs and injuries which are:

  • Halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents by 2020
  • Reduce by one-third premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases by 2030

To further these ambitious goals, Mike  launched two initiatives – the Partnership for Healthy Cities and the Task Force on Fiscal Policy for Health – to engage political, economic, and health leaders to promote health policy and implement proven interventions that will reduce these NCDs and injuries.