Noncommunicable diseases and mental health

About 6 objectives of the NCD action plan

The 6 objectives of the "NCD global action plan" provide policy options for the prevention and control of NCDs for Member States, for Secretariat, for international partners and the private sector.

Definition of objectives

Objective 1

To raise the priority accorded to the prevention and control of NCDs in global, regional and national agendas and internationally agreed development goals, through strengthened international cooperation and advocacy

Objective 2

To strengthen national capacity, leadership, governance, multisectoral action and partnerships to accelerate country response for the prevention and control of NCDs

Objective 3

To reduce modifiable risk factors for NCDs and underlying social determinants through creation of health-promoting environments

Objective 4

To strengthen and orient health systems to address the prevention and control of NCDs and the underlying social determinants through people-centred primary health care and universal health coverage

Objective 5

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

Objective 6

To monitor the trends and determinants of NCDs and evaluate progress in their prevention and control

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