Assessing national capacity for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases: report of the 2010 global survey
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are currently responsible for over 60% of global deaths. This burden is one of the major public health challenges facing all countries, regardless of their economic status. NCDs threaten economic and social development and, without concerted efforts at country level, are predicted to increase in the coming decade.
In 2010 WHO conducted a global country capacity survey (CCS) to assess the capacity of countries to respond to NCDs. The survey gathered detailed information about progress made in countries to address and respond to NCDs, and assessed their current strengths and weaknesses related to NCD infrastructure, policy response, surveillance and health systems response.