The mission, goals and objectives of the NCDnet
The mission of NCDnet is to provide support to low- and middle-income countries in implementing the Action Plan for the Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD Action Plan) by catalysing a concerted and coordinated response among donors, philanthropic foundations, United Nations agencies, intergovernemntal organizations, international nongovernmental organizations, media, and the private sector.
The overall vision of this collaborative arrangement is to reduce risk, morbidity and mortality related to four shared risk factors (tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diets, and the harmful use of alcohol) and four groups of diseases (cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers and chronic respiratory diseases) through effective collaboration focused on achieving results in low- and middle-income countries.
The goals of the NCDnet are to:
- increase focus on prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases through collective advocacy;
- increase resource availability, both financial and human capital;
- catalyse effective multi-stakeholder global and regional action with an emphasis on country-level implementation, and contributions to strengthening national capacity.
The objective of the NCDnet is to coordinate the activities of the various stakeholders with the aim of facilitating a political, social and public health movement in support of the implementation of the NCD Action Plan.
The NCDnet will rely on World Health Organization's technical norms, standards and approaches for noncommunicable disease prevention and control.