WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of NCDs

GCM/NCD Participants

The GCM/NCD is led by its members, uniting them around a collaborative agenda to achieve global targets on NCDs and reduce premature mortality from NCDs and build healthier societies globally.

There are currently more than 300 GCM participants include:

  • All WHO Member States
  • United Nations funds, programmes and organizations, and other relevant intergovernmental organizations
  • Nongovernmental organizations involved in official relations or informal dialogues with WHO
  • Private sector entities and business associations
  • WHO Collaborating Centres
  • Academic institutions
  • Philanthropic foundations

All members are vetted to eliminate any conflicts of interest, and on successful registration agree to help implement the WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013–2020 through results-oriented efforts.

Members take part in working groups, communities of practice, dialogues, webinars and other activities, and receive regular WHO GCM/NCD newsletters. WHO GCM/NCD participants meet face-to-face annually to coordinate activities, multistakeholder engagement and action across sectors (e.g. health, finance, transport) at all levels; promote the WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013–2020; and assess progress made so far.

Members also ensure the reputation of the GCM/NCD as an internationally recognised coordination mechanism in the field of noncommunicable diseases.