Chronic diseases and health promotion

Knowledge resources


Assessing national capacity for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases: report of the 2015 global survey

Assessing national capacity for the prevention and control of NCDs

Report of a global country capacity survey (CCS) in 2015 to assess the capacity of countries to respond to NCDs.

Global status report on noncommunicable diseases 2014

Global status report on noncommunicable diseases 2014

This global status report on prevention and control of NCDs (2014), is framed around the nine voluntary global targets. The report provides data on the current situation, identifying bottlenecks as well as opportunities and priority actions for attaining the targets.

Noncommunicable diseases country profiles 2014

Noncommunicable diseases country profiles 2014

In September 2011, WHO released the first set of Noncommunicable Diseases Country Profiles, highlighting the status of NCDs in each WHO Member State. This second set of profiles builds on this earlier report and provides an updated overview of the NCD situation for each country.

Noncommunicable diseases country profiles 2011

The report features information about the noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) situation in 193 countries.

Global status report on noncommunicable diseases 2010

Description of the global burden of NCDs, their risk factors and determinants.

A practical toolkit for successful advocacy

The manual presents a simple seven-step plan for effective advocacy, including identifying target audiences, developing key messages and selecting implementation strategies.

A framework to monitor and evaluate implementation: Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health

The overall aims of this document are to provide guidance to Member States on monitoring and evaluation of national diet and physical activity policies and to assist them in identifying specific indicators to measure the implementation of these policies.

Prevention of blindness from diabetes mellitus

Report of a WHO consultation held to review the current status of diabetic retinopathy care and to define approaches for screening, early detection and management in populations in different settings.

Oral health in ageing societies: integration of oral health and general health

Report from a meeting held to bridge the gap between oral health and other important research and policy areas for individual and community health.

Cancer control: knowledge into action, WHO guide for effective programmes

A series of six modules that provide practical advice on how to advocate, plan and implement effective cancer control programmes.

Primary ear and hearing care training resource

Four training manuals equip primary level health workers and communities in developing countries with simple, effective methods to reduce the burden of ear and hearing disorders.

Related articles

A list of recent articles from international scientific and technical journals authored by WHO experts on chronic disease and health promotion. These articles have been selected to show how the work of WHO is reflected in the international scientific press.

Virtual Health Libraries

Virtual Health Libraries (VHLs) give online access to scientific and technical health information and serve as a database on noncommunicable diseases. They contain journal articles, books, technical and scientific reports, as well as bibliographic references.