Noncommunicable diseases and mental health

Monitoring framework and targets for the prevention and control of NCDs

Consultation on a comprehensive global monitoring framework and voluntary global targets for the prevention and control of NCDs
(20 December 2011 - 29 February 2012)

In response to paragraphs 61 and 62 of the Political Declaration of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (resolution 66/2), WHO has developed a discussion paper which was published on 20 December 2011 outlining a comprehensive global monitoring framework and the technical background for developing a set of voluntary global targets for the prevention and control of NCDs, for consideration by Member States.

The proposed framework is expected to be applicable across regional and country settings, including through multisectoral approaches, to monitor trends and to assess progress made in the implementation of national strategies and plans on NCDs.

The suggested targets will be measured in 2025 against a baseline in 2010. The proposed indicators are intended to be used to assess progress and achievement towards the targets. The proposed data sources describe the origins of information for the indicators. The examples of targets have been developed by WHO following scientific review of the current situation and trends of NCDs, combined with a critical assessment of the evidence base for interventions and feasibility, based upon demonstrated country achievement.

This work responds to a call to action included in the Political Declaration to develop, with the participation of Member States, and through the WHO Governing Bodies in 2012, a comprehensive global monitoring framework and prepare recommendations for a set of voluntary global targets for the prevention and control of NCDs.

WHO Member States and UN agencies are invited to submit their views by sending an email to ncdmonitoring@who.int by 29 February 2012.

An informal consultation with Member States took place on Monday, 9 January 2012 to review WHO’s ongoing work to develop a comprehensive global monitoring framework and recommendations for a set of voluntary global targets for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases.

In response to operative paragraph 2.1.c of resolution EB130.R7, the WHO Secretariat will conduct a second informal consultation with Member States on 26 April 2012.