WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of NCDs

About the GCM/NCD

The GCM/NCD is a global Member State-led coordinating and engagement platform, established in 2014 by the World Health Assembly to help counteract the growing global health threat of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

What does the GCM/NCD do?

The GCM/NCD contributes to accelerating the implementation of the WHO Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2013-2020, and the NCD-related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets by fostering high -level NCD commitments through multisectoral and multistakeholder engagement at local, national, regional and global levels.

The GCM/NCD connects and convenes a diverse group of more than 300 participants comprising WHO Member States, United Nations organizations and non-State actors around a shared goal to support countries to reduce premature mortality and unnecessary suffering from NCDs.

Global action plan for the prevention and control of NCDs 2013-2020

The main focus of this action plan is on four types of NCDs; cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. The action plan provides a road map and a menu of policy options for all Member States and other stakeholders, to take coordinated and coherent action, at all levels, local to global, to attain the nine voluntary global targets.

How does the GCM/NCD work?

GCM/NCD convenes a diverse range of stakeholders, identifies and strengthens partnerships, and helps find innovative solutions for reducing NCDs through five key activities.


GCM/NCD activities include working groups, dialogues, Communities of Practice, webinars, events, and communications campaigns such as the Global Communications Campaign on NCDs.


Dr Bente Mikkelsen
Secretariat of the WHO GCM/NCD