Noncommunicable diseases and mental health

Objective 5 of the Global NCD action plan

Objective 5 - To promote and support national capacity for high-quality research and development for the prevention and control of NCDs

Although effective interventions exist for the prevention and control of NCDs, their implementation is inadequate worldwide. Comparative, applied and operational research, integrating both social and biomedical sciences, is required to scale up and maximize the impact of existing interventions, in order to meet the nine voluntary global targets of the "Global NCD action plan".