WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of NCDs

GCM/NCD Progress Report 2014-2016

The WHO Global Coordination Mechanism for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (GCM/NCD) Progress Report for 2014-2016 has been released. The electronic version of the report has been published online and a hard copy of the report will be made available in the coming weeks.

This report highlights the achievements of the GCM/NCD over the period 2014 to 2016, in collaboration with Member States, United Nations agencies, colleagues across all clusters and levels of WHO, and other stakeholders who have engaged with the GCM/NCD in helping countries to achieve the nine voluntary targets of the Global Monitoring Framework and reduce the burden of NCDs and their shared risk factors, including unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity, tobacco use and harmful use of alcohol.

Dr Oleg Chestnov, Assistant Director General, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health.

Dr Oleg Chestnov

“The inclusion of the NCD targets in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development means that the work of the GCM/NCD will be even more important as a means of fostering partnerships in line with its mandate to “facilitate and enhance the coordination of activities, multistakeholder engagement and action across sectors at the local, national, regional and global levels”

Dr Bente Mikkelsen, Head of the Secretariat GCM/NCD

“WHO, through the GCM/NCD Secretariat, will work hard to ensure that action goes beyond the health sector to address the root causes of NCDs. The message is clear: NCDs are everybody’s business, and we want everybody on board. We are here to engage, to partner, to facilitate and to convene. Together, let’s make this happen!”

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