Cardiovascular disease

Management of cardiovascular risks in low-resource settings

Integrated community-based prevention programmes

Regional networks of community-based demonstration programmes are being developed in collaboration with the health promotion NCD Prevention and Surveillance Department.

The programmes promote healthy lifestyles, particularly in tobacco use, diet and physical activity, through public policies for health living. The long-term goal is to provide countries with the experience to establish national, integrated, community-based programmes for preventing CVDs and other major noncommunicable diseases.