WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of NCDs

The WHO GCM/NCD Working Group on the inclusion of NCDs in other programmatic areas (Working Group 3.1, 2016-2017)

The WHO GCM/NCD Working Group on the inclusion of NCDs in other programmatic areas, such as, reproductive health, maternal and child health and communicable disease programmes was formed under Objective 3 of the GCM/NCD 2016-17 work plan to provide a forum to identify barriers and share innovative solutions and actions for the implementation of the global action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases 2013–2020 and to promote sustained actions across sectors.

Action 3.1:

Establish a Working Group in 2016 to recommend ways and means of encouraging Member States and non-State actors to promote the inclusion of the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases within responses to HIV/AIDS and programmes for sexual and reproductive health and maternal and child health, as well as other communicable disease programmes, such as those on tuberculosis, including as part of wider efforts to strengthen and orient health systems to address the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases through people-centred primary health care and universal health coverage.

The Working Group is co-chaired by the following representatives of two Member States, one from a developed country and one from a developing country, appointed in consultation with Member States:

  • H.E. Beatriz Londono Soto, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary; Permanent Representative to the UNOG of Colombia
  • Dr Naoko Yamamoto, Assistant Minister for Director Global Health, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan