Noncommunicable diseases: Campaign for action – meeting the NCD targets

What can you do?

Raising awareness on NCDs and their prevention and control supports national and global efforts to reduce the burden of these conditions.
Raising awareness on NCDs and their prevention and control supports national and global efforts to reduce the burden of these conditions.
WHO/A Wang

Feeling inspired? Start your own national or local campaign to raise awareness among the general public on the impact of noncommunicable diseases, their cost, and the actions that can be taken now to beat NCDs.

Consider holding an event with the public, speaking to the media and sharing the key messages about NCDs tailored to your local context, or distributing posters and other campaign materials to target audiences. These audiences could include other sectors within government, and relevant non-state actors, including the media, non-governmental organizations, and private sector entities.

Campaign essentials

WHO has designed posters with key messages and facts on NCDs for use around the world. The posters are available in different formats and dimensions. High resolution files can be requested here.

Existing initiatives

The campaign to raise awareness and motivate action on NCDs intersects with a number of ongoing initiatives. See related campaigns and calls for action that may be useful as you plan your campaign.

Know the NCD targets

Governments have committed to achieve nine global voluntary targets with the overall aim to reduce premature death from NCDs by 25% by 2025. The actions needed to meet these targets are feasible.

Policy briefs

Taking action starts with having more information. These two-page policy briefs highlight the latest facts, cost-effective interventions, and other resources available to achieve the nine global voluntary NCD targets by 2025.

NCDs & Me

How are you affected by noncommunicable diseases?

Take a stand

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Get involved

Feeling inspired? Start your own national or local campaign to raise awareness among the general public on the impact of noncommunicable diseases, their cost, and the actions that can be taken now to beat NCDs.