Noncommunicable diseases

Improving the availability and affordability of essential medicines and basic health technologies for noncommunicable diseases

WHO has published a discussion paper on access to essential medicines and basic health technologies for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The goal is to assist Member States in their national efforts to achieve target 9 as outlined in the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013-2020.

Global coordination mechanism for NCDs

The scope and purpose of the WHO GCM/NCD is to facilitate and enhance coordination of activities, multi-stakeholder engagement and action across sectors at the local, national, regional and global levels, in order to contribute to the implementation of the WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020.

Development of a framework for action to promote action across sectors for health and health equity

WHO/Anna Kari

10 July 2014 -- As world leaders gather at the United Nations General Assembly to assess efforts made since 2011 in controlling noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease, the new WHO "Noncommunicable diseases country profiles 2014" show insufficient and uneven progress. The report provides an updated overview of the NCD situation including recent trends and government responses in 194 countries.

UN high-level meeting to review progress towards the prevention and control of NCDs

A womand with a child.
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10-11 July 2014, New York -- Ministers of Health and Foreign Affairs are meeting in New York on 10-11 July 2014 to assess whether Member States delivered on their commitments made in the 2011 Political Declaration on NCDs, to agree on the next big breakthrough to curb the avoidable burden of noncommunicable diseases and to identify concrete measures to be implemented in the coming four years.

UN Interagency Task Force on the prevention and control of NCDs

The UN Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of NCDs coordinates the activities of the relevant United Nations funds, programmes and specialized agencies and other intergovernmental organizations, to support the realization of the commitments made by Heads of State and Government in the UN Political Declaration on NCDs, in particular through the implementation of the WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020.

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